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The Minister for the Foreign Office delivered a statement to the Commons to mark Commonwealth Day.

I wanted to seek more assurances on the work that can be done to tackle Modern Slavery. The exploitation of another human being is disgusting and I am proud of the work we do at the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in sharing information between parliaments to bring this to an end.

I also wanted to know what action the UK Government is taking to promote Fairtrade as it is the best way to help people lift themselves out of poverty and earn a decent day’s pay for a decent day’s work.