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  1. British Council:

– Catherine West: On realpolitik and as we move towards the Chancellor’s autumn statement, will the Minister bear in mind the context of any proposed cut: the deteriorating situation in Israel, Gaza and the west bank; the eruption in the middle east and Europe of the largest global refugee crisis since the second world war; an uncertain and unstable future for many north African states emerging from the “Arab spring”; and a worrying trend of radicalisation that is drawing in UK nationals and citizens from across the world? We must ensure that we continue to provide the necessary funding to the British Council as a clear investment in the UK’s foreign and security policy. (extract)


Westminster Hall


  1. Alex Cunningham: What provisions her DfID made for (a) child and adolescent friendly spaces and (b) other psycho-social support for children affected by the humanitarian crisis in Gaza?



  1. Alex Cunningham: How much of the money pledged by the UK at the donor conference for Palestinians in Cairo in October 2014 reached beneficiaries in the Gaza Strip; and what has that money been spent on?


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