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 Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Conservative, Canterbury 3:39 pm, 18th November 2013

I congratulate my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for International Development and for Defence for a model example of a joined-up government response to the horrors in the Philippines. Did my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister have time, in the margins of the conference, to discuss with President Hussain the dialogue that he has managed—singlehandedly more or less—to get going between himself and President Karzai over the vital future of Afghanistan?