Parliamentary forum on Bangladesh hits London’s East End
A COMMITTEE of MPs is coming to London’s East End to look into Britain’s aid programme to Bangladesh. The International Development select committee is holding an open forum to get public views on the amount Whitehall allocates to Bangladesh
A COMMITTEE of MPs is coming to London's East End as part of its inquiry into Britain's aid programme to Bangladesh.
The International Development select committee is holding an open forum to get public views on the amount Whitehall allocates to its programme in Bangladesh and the type of work its supports.
It is keen to find out if the Department for International Development's strategy for reducing poverty and inequality is the right approach.
So the all-party group of 11 MPs is coming to Tower Hamlets, with Britain's biggest Bangladeshi immigrant community, for the open debate at St Mathias community centre in Poplar next Tuesday.
The committee wants views on how best to help Bangladesh deal with climate change and natural disasters and what role community groups should play in helping reduce poverty and increase basic services.
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The December 8 forum at the centre at Woodstock Terrace, in Poplar High Street, begins at 11am.
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