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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:31 am on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of John Cryer John Cryer Labour, Leyton and Wanstead 11:31 am, 13th February 2020

Judging from media coverage this morning, it seems that the Government are planning to cut the payments to the Commonwealth secretariat due to the apparent scandal that is engulfing the secretary-general. I am not commenting on the rights and wrongs of that situation, but the Commonwealth is a very important institution to many of our constituents and is likely to be more important in the next few years—at least, I hope so. Could we have a statement on the situation?