MPs debate development in India and international human rights

27 January 2012

Malcolm Bruce, Liberal Democrat MP for Gordon and Chair of the International Development Select Committee, moved a debate in Westminster Hall on Thursday 26 January on the UK's development relationship with India. A second debate also took place on international human rights.

Development in India

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development, Stephen O'Brien, responded in the debate on behalf of the Government. Watch and read the view expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

International Development Committee report

The debate follows the publication by the International Development Select Committee of a report into Future of the Department for International Development's Programme in India and the Government's Response.

International human rights

Richard Ottaway, Conservative MP for Croydon South and Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, moved a debate in Westminster Hall on Thursday 26 January on international human rights.

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Alistair Burt, responded in the debate on behalf of the Government. Watch and read the view expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

Foreign Affairs Committee report

The debate follows the publication by the Foreign Affairs Select Committee of a report into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Human Rights Work 2010-11 and the Government's Response.

Westminster Hall debates

Westminster Hall adjournment debates allow MPs to discuss issues of local or personal interest which rarely have time to be debated in the main Chamber of the House of Commons. MPs can discuss a variety of issues and receive a response from a government Minister.

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