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0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My right hon. Friend the Member for Haltemprice and Howden (Mr Davis) might possibly wish to disagree there. My right hon. Friend the Member for Gainsborough said: “There is no public accounting justification for slashing budgets by 80% in this way. It is like telling the builder before he finishes your garden wall that you won’t pay at the end. Cancelling projects overseas is just a...

0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. Of course, what he says has been reinforced by every single member of his party who serves in the House, and it is the point that my right hon. Friend the Member for Gainsborough, a former Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, was making: if we turn this expenditure on and off in this way, the taxpayer does not get proper value for money. Nor is...

0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I very much hope that my hon. Friend will stay for the whole debate so that he hears the views across the House. I am sure that will be both instructive and interesting for him. Mr Speaker, the way the Government are behaving strikes at the heart of our Parliament, as you set out from the Chair yesterday. We cannot secure a meaningful vote. Had we been able to do so yesterday, as I intimated...

0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: The right hon. Gentleman makes a good and useful point, and the decisions made on the SDRs will be extremely helpful. We come, finally, to the essence of all of this. Because of the way the development budget is configured, these terrible cuts are falling first and hardest on the humanitarian sectors. Let me just mention four of them. The first is girls’ education. The Prime Minister has...

0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend is absolutely right and he puts it enormously eloquently. I end my remarks by saying that that story from Karamoja in northern Uganda has lived with me from the day I saw those things. I will be thinking of those children in this debate and I urge my right hon. and hon. Friends to think about them as well.

0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: The Treasury really must do better than that, because 1p on income tax is worth nearly £6 billion, so the increase would be much less than 1p.

0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

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0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I am very grateful to my right hon. Friend for giving way. Obviously, she and I do not fully agree on this. Would she like to speculate on why Britain alone of the wealthy nations is cutting its aid when everyone else is either maintaining it or increasing it? Why is our economy so bad that we have to balance the books on the backs of the poorest people in the world, unlike all the other rich...

0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend is making an extremely good and sensible speech. May I thank him for the immense amount of hard work and leadership he has undertaken in advancing this argument and getting it to this point today?

0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My hon. Friend mentions China, and that is a very good point because we should not be spending any aid in China. It was cancelled on my first day in office 10 years ago, unless it was legally required, and I am afraid that, in my view, the aid is being spent wrongly by the Foreign Office.

0.7% Official Development Assistance Target (8 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: Madam Deputy Speaker, I thank you and Mr Speaker for granting this Standing Order No. 24 debate today. I urge the Minister here today, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to hear the voice of the House. He is a decent and understanding fellow, and I hope he will reflect on what he has heard this afternoon. I believe that only four of the very many people who have spoken supported the...

Ethiopia (14 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: Hear, hear!

Ethiopia (14 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Tewkesbury (Mr Robertson) on securing this urgent question, and I echo the comments of the Foreign Affairs Committee Chair that many responsible people throughout our country are worrying about a return to 1984 famine conditions. I urge my hon. Friend, who is a decent and humane Minister, to take two key things away from the House. The first is...

G7 and NATO Summits (16 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: My right hon. Friend’s significant success at the G7 last weekend has sadly been dented by the fact that Britain is the only G7 country cutting vital aid and is doing so in the middle of a global pandemic. That decision is not only doing grave damage to the reputation of global Britain; it will also lead to more than 100,000 avoidable deaths, principally among women and children. Will he...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Menopause: West Midlands (21 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the number of menopause clinics in the West Midlands.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Menopause (21 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the training GPs and other medical professionals receive on the treatment of perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.

Written Answers — Treasury: Travel: Coronavirus (21 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the level of need for Government support during summer 2021 for businesses in the travel agency industry that are affected by covid-19 travel restrictions.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Disability (22 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what Government funding has been provided for (a) respite care and (b) additional support for the families of disabled children in the West Midlands to help alleviate the impact of covid-19 on those families.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: West Midlands (22 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps the Department has taken to reduce the average waiting time was for accessing NHS mental health services in the West Midlands.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Correspondence (23 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve response times from the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency to correspondence from hon. Members.


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