Clause 2 - Development assistance for

Part of International Development Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:45 am on 27 November 2001.

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Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Labour, South Dorset 10:45, 27 November 2001

I was not planning to say anything on the clause, but I am moved to speak in response to the hon. Gentleman's last few words. The clause clearly treats British overseas territories differently from other developing nations and makes an exception of them. As the hon. Gentleman will be aware, the British Overseas Territories Bill is currently going through Parliament. The hon. Gentleman can use the opportunity afforded to him by debates on that Bill to address whatever issues he wants relating to British overseas territories. That seems straightforward to me.