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British Citizens Imprisoned Overseas and Coronavirus

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:02 pm on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Conservative, New Forest East 5:02 pm, 2nd March 2020

May I underline the positive suggestion made by the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, my hon. Friend Tom Tugendhat? We have a very large overseas aid budget. Surely the foreign affairs ministerial team should see this as an opportunity to offer practical medical assistance to the country, and, in so doing, improve the relationship, with beneficial consequences for the prisoners who are being held, justifiably or, more probably, not.