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Sahel: Climate Change - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:24 pm on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale Labour 3:24 pm, 24th July 2019

My Lords, under Prime Minister Cameron and the noble Lord, Lord Hague, when he was Foreign Secretary, the UK had a very strategic focus on the Sahel, including a very high-profile special representative. Such focus and strategy were lost under their successors as Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary. Will the Minister make representations to whoever is appointed Secretary of State for DfID and the new Foreign Secretary over the next 24 hours to ensure that that strategic focus comes back into government?