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UK MP Steve Baker.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night hit back at the British MP who raised the plight of stranded T&T nationals in the UK Parliament.

Speaking at a PNM post-budget meeting in Belmont, Rowley described Steven Baker, the Conservative representative for Wycomb, as an “itinerant UK MP” that the UNC found to raise the issue in the UK Parliament.

Rowley said he expressed his concern about the matter when he met with the newly appointed British High Commission Harriet Cross on Tuesday.

If Baker is really interested in T&T, Rowley said, he should “try to get back the money that they thief.”

He added that the Conservative MP will “get correspondence from me personally” seeking his assistance to find state funds now believed to be hidden in the UK.

Earlier this week, Baker appealed to the T&T Government to repatriate its citizens stranded in the UK.

He said there are T&T citizens in his constituency who have been burning through their savings, as they desperately await repatriation.