Condition for exercise of power to increase limit: Sustainable Development Goals

Part of Commonwealth Development Corporation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:45 pm ar 6 Rhagfyr 2016.

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Photo of Imran Hussain Imran Hussain Shadow Minister (International Development) 3:45, 6 Rhagfyr 2016

I associate myself with comments made by the SNP Front Bench team and, indeed, my hon. Friend the Member for Cardiff South and Penarth. I am not going to repeat what has been said, but I will make two additional points. The CDC should work towards the SDGs as much as possible, but as we stand, there is some confusion around their overall monitoring. Those criteria have not been released and I urge the Minister to consider that.

The other option, not the least option open to the Minister—and I am sure he will give assurances—is a matter that can also be dealt with through the business case and the strategies enshrined in that, to make sure the most effective way of contributing to the SDGs is laid out before Parliament.