Part of Prime Minister – in the House of Commons on 30th March 2022.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay

On Monday, the Foreign Secretary agreed that in these uncertain times we need to expand our soft power capabilities, yet the Government are imminently to make a funding decision that may result in the closure of British Council country operations and a reduction in its international footprint. Will the Prime Minister intervene to ensure that that does not happen, given how much I know he understands and appreciates the important work the British Council does?