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Petition by Mark Buchan  
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1242  
Petition by Mark Buchan calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government, as part of its international development policy, particularly in relation to Africa, to lobby the Prime Minister as leader of the G20 host nation to take urgent action to address extreme poverty and deprivation in Africa and to reduce the debt of African countries.  
Petitioner: Mark Buchan  
Number of signatures: 71  
Date lodged: 20 March 2009  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1242 

Written Submissions for PE1242  

30 March 2009 :   The Committee took oral evidence from Mark Buchan and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Department for International Development and the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body seeking responses to the issues raised in the petition.<Link to Official Report 30 March 2009  

16 June 2009 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition on the grounds that both the Scottish Government and the Department for International Development have confimed their commitment to addressing poverty and deprivation in Africa. <Link to Official Report 16 June 2009  

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