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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...

Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (9 Feb 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I draw the House’s attention to my interests, which are set out in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. The integrated review is a most important moment and, along with my colleagues, I look forward very much to its publication. It will set out what global Britain means post Brexit, and as many have said, there are undoubtedly huge opportunities for us there. It wires together...

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...

Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 (28 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: Three years ago, I stood with the wonderful Susan Pollack, the Auschwitz survivor, at the Kigali memorial site in Rwanda, the largest burial ground in the world. We were mourning the million who were slaughtered in a 90-day frenzy of killing and brutality in Rwanda. Most of those who took part have been brought to justice, through either the Arusha international tribunal or the Gacaca...

UN International Day of Education (28 Jan 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I am a humbled to be the first man to take part in the debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for West Worcestershire (Harriett Baldwin) on her brilliant opening speech, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Maidstone and The Weald (Mrs Grant) on her important new appointment. There are many interventions we can make to fundamentally change the world. We can ensure that...

ODA Budget (26 Apr 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs if he will make a statement on reductions in the overseas development assistance budget.

ODA Budget (26 Apr 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: When Germany will now exceed the 0.7% target, France is now pledged to hit it and the US is increasing aid spending by $15 billion, why is Britain, chair of the G7, breaking its promises to the poorest and the election manifesto commitment on which we were all elected, and which this country previously has so proudly upheld? Do the Government understand that the aid cut to Syria undermines...

Speaker's Statement (7 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Further to your statement, of course I completely accept that you are the referee on these matters, and that is that, but the Government Front Bench are treating the House of Commons with disrespect. They are avoiding a vote on the commitments that each of us made, individually and collectively, at the last general election on a promise made internationally,...

Official Development Assistance (7 Jun 2021)

Andrew Mitchell: I seek leave to propose that the House should debate a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration, namely the matter of the 0.7% official development assistance target. I seek this emergency debate today because, for reasons that Mr Speaker has clearly set out, the much anticipated debate over a technical amendment—new clause 4—to restore the 0.7% target through...

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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