Prosperity Fund: Sustainable Development Goals - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Lord Judd Lord Judd Labour 11:06 am, 7th February 2019

My Lords, the sustainable development goals are there to eliminate world poverty. The poorest people in the world have to be brought to a point at which they can play their part in the world economy. This is why aid is so important in building up their self-sustaining ability to play that part. If British industry and investment can play a role in this, good, but does the Minister not agree that the top priority within the 0.7% context is always to keep our eye on the poorest and how they might be brought to the point at which they can play a part in the world economy?