Following a Government statement on the ban on women aid workers in Afghanistan, Harriett Baldwin condemns the Taliban for stopping girls from going to school and calls on the Minister to emphasise the importance of every child in the world getting 12 years of good quality education in next week's discussions with the UN deputy Secretary-General.
It is not just by banning women aid workers that the Taliban marked themselves as an evil and medieval regime, but by stopping girls from going to school. In his discussions with the deputy Secretary-General, will he continue to emphasise the importance of every child in the world getting 12 years of quality education?
My hon. friend is absolutely right. If you want to change the world for the better, you educate girls. Britain is absolutely committed to driving forward a programme that she and my right hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford) have done so much to prosper.