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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 3:44 pm on 13th January 2014.

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Photo of William Hague William Hague The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 3:44 pm, 13th January 2014

This is also a very good point because we are now seeing people who have been displaced for the long term: children who have been away from their schools for two or three years; people who have been without work for that amount of time. That is reflected in our redefinition of some of our aid priorities, so we are trying to help in more ways than just feeding people when they are in refugee camps. We will have to shift increasingly in that direction and my right hon. Friend the International Development Secretary can speak about this in greater detail and with greater authority when she returns from Kuwait, but I very much take on board the point my hon. Friend makes.