Westminster News

James Duddridge Seeks Assurances That Parliamentarians Will Have an Opportunity to Discuss Greater International Cooperation Ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East Seeks Assurances from the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs that Parliamentarians Will be Given the Opportunity to Discuss Greater International Cooperation before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeti

James Duddridge Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, welcomes The RT Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for International Development announcement on the Government’s commitment of an additional £100 million towards polio eradication.

Polio is on the brink of being the second disease in history, after smallpox, to be eradicated. When the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) was created in 1988, polio paralysed more than 1,000 children worldwide every day.