UK Soft Power

Part of Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

Mr Speaker, I am delighted to join the congratulations on your election yesterday on behalf of the people of Liverpool.

An important element of soft power is our commitment to international development. Will the Minister take this opportunity to reaffirm the Government's commitment to that, including the 0.7% aid commitment and the continuation of the Department for International Development as a stand-alone independent Government Department?