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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 542: debated on Monday 26 March 2012

Ministerial Correction

Monday 26 March 2012

International Development

Democratic Republic of the Congo

The following is the answer given by the Under-Secretary of State for International Development, the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Mr O'Brien), to a question from the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Ann McKechin) during International Development Question Time on 14 March 2012.

3. What steps his Department is taking to address governance issues in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (99630)

Good governance is central to improving the lives of the Congolese people. We supported voter education for 2 million citizens; we are working to increase mining revenues by a total of $2.8 billion over 10 years through improved transparency; we are empowering 2,500 communities to control their own development; and we are strengthening public financial management in the DRC.

[Official Report, 14 March 2012, Vol. 542, c. 241.]

Letter of correction from Stephen O’Brien:

An error has been identified in the oral answer given to the hon. Member for Glasgow North (Ann McKechin).

The correct answer should have been:

Good governance is central to improving the lives of the Congolese people. We supported voter education for 2 million citizens; we are working to increase mining revenues by a total of $2.8 billion over 10 years through improved transparency; we are empowering 1,700 communities to control their own development; and we are strengthening public financial management in the DRC.