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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 698: debated on Monday 28 June 2021

Ministerial Corrections

Monday 28 June 2021

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Aid Budget Reduction: Covid-19

The following is an extract from Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office oral questions on 15 June 2021.

What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of reductions in the UK aid budget on tackling the covid-19 pandemic. (901223)

[Inaudible]—is having on the world’s poorest countries. The FCDO is committed to the global effort to tackle the pandemic. We have made new public commitments worth up to £1.3 billion of ODA to counter the health, humanitarian and socioeconomic impacts of covid-19 and to support the global effort to distribute vaccines equitably, as well as adopting our programmes in 2020 amounting to more than £700 million. As we have heard, the Prime Minister announced at the G7 that the UK will donate 100 million vaccine doses within the next five years, with 5 million of those by the end of September, to ensure global vaccination by the end of 2022.

[Official Report, 15 June 2021, Vol. 697, c. 112.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, the hon. Member for Aldridge-Brownhills (Wendy Morton). An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham).

The correct response should have been.

[Inaudible]—is having on the world’s poorest countries. The FCDO is committed to the global effort to tackle the pandemic. We have made new public commitments worth up to £1.3 billion of ODA to counter the health, humanitarian and socioeconomic impacts of covid-19 and to support the global effort to distribute vaccines equitably, as well as adopting our programmes in 2020 amounting to more than £700 million. As we have heard, the Prime Minister announced at the G7 that the UK will donate 100 million vaccine doses within the next year, with 5 million of those by the end of September, to ensure global vaccination by the end of 2022.

Treasury

Northern Ireland Protocol

The following is an extract from Treasury oral questions on 22 June 2021.

Let me remind him that, so far, the trader support service has processed something like, I think, 700,000 consignments, 59,000 traders have been registered, there is the Brexit support fund and there is the new movement assistance scheme, as he will know, for food and agriculture trade. We retain a focus on making those systems, rules and support work as effectively and as widely as possible.

[Official Report, 22 June 2021, Vol. 697, c. 736.]

Letter of correction from the Financial Secretary to the Treasury:

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for North Antrim (Ian Paisley).

The correct response should have been:

Let me remind him that, so far, the trader support service has processed something like, I think, 700,000 consignments, 39,000 traders have been registered, there is the Brexit support fund and there is the new movement assistance scheme, as he will know, for food and agriculture trade. We retain a focus on making those systems, rules and support work as effectively and as widely as possible.

Education

Investing in Children and Young People

The following are extracts from the Opposition day debate on 9 June 2021.

The hon. Member for Leicester East (Claudia Webbe) asked about projects for children and young people in her constituency. Well, of course, Leicester was a partner in the HAF programme in 2019, and will return again as a partner in 2021.

[Official Report, 9 June 2021, Vol. 696, c. 1012.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Education, the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford).

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Leicester East (Claudia Webbe).

The correct response should have been:

The hon. Member for Leicester East (Claudia Webbe) asked about projects for children and young people in her constituency. Well, of course, Leicestershire was a partner in the HAF programme in 2019, and will return again as a partner in 2021.

I will never forget 2010, the end of the last Labour Government and the last recession, when nearly 1 million 16 to 25-year-olds were not in employment, education or training.

[Official Report, 9 June 2021, Vol. 696, c. 1013.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Education, the hon. Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford).

An error has been identified in my response to the debate.

The correct response should have been:

I will never forget 2010, the end of the last Labour Government and the last recession, when nearly 1 million 16 to 24-year-olds were not in employment, education or training.

Treasury

Topical Questions

The following is an extract from Treasury oral questions on 22 June 2021.

Meeting our climate ambitions is obviously at the heart of everything that the Government are doing. The hon. Lady talked about sectors where we should show leadership: I have just talked about offshore wind, and we can keep going, with electric vehicles. This country now has more rapid charging points per mile than any country in Europe other than Norway, and we are doing more.

[Official Report, 22 June 2021, Vol. 697, c. 751.]

Letter of correction from the Chancellor of the Exchequer:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the hon. Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves).

The correct response should have been:

Meeting our climate ambitions is obviously at the heart of everything that the Government are doing. The hon. Lady talked about sectors where we should show leadership: I have just talked about offshore wind, and we can keep going, with electric vehicles. This country now has more rapid charging points per mile than any country in mainland Europe other than Norway, and we are doing more.