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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 3rd December 2013.

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Photo of William Hague William Hague The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 11:30 am, 3rd December 2013

This is a very important point. The hon. Gentleman will know that the UK, through the Department for International Development, has so far allocated £500 million. That is the biggest contribution we have ever made to a single humanitarian crisis, and it requires it. It warrants it because it is, as we heard a moment ago, the biggest humanitarian crisis for decades. So we will do that and we will do more in the future, as well as trying to make sure that the political process of the Geneva peace conference has a chance of success and assisting with the dismantling of the regime’s chemical weapons. All three of those tracks of our work on Syria are very important.