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Democratic Republic of Congo: Mining

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Earl of Courtown on 6 March (HL Deb, col 992), what assessment they have made of reports that the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo met with multinational mining companies to seek increased royalties; and whether any British companies took part in that meeting.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State

President Kabila held a meeting with numerous mining firms on 7 March 2018 but we are unaware of any British companies taking part in the meeting.

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