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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:11 am on 24th September 2020.

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Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Conservative, West Worcestershire 11:11 am, 24th September 2020

The UK is rightly proud of its commitment to the world’s poorest through spending 0.7% of our GNI on eliminating poverty, but with a smaller economy, the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is having to make reductions of £2.9 billion in that spending. Will the Foreign Secretary come to the House to update us on how he is making those difficult choices and trade-offs? When will the Leader of the House table a motion to establish a Committee to look at spending on overseas development assistance across all Departments?