Commonwealth Meeting and the Philippines

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 18th November 2013.

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Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Chair, Regulatory Reform Committee 3:39 pm, 18th November 2013

The Department for International Development’s work in the Philippines has been innovative, successful and very popular. Has my right hon. Friend considered supporting disaster resilience programmes similar to the one mentioned by my hon. Friend Dr Lee more broadly, and looking at resilience planning for potential disasters, rather than simply waiting for disasters to happen?