Armed Forces: Afghanistan — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:35 pm on 23rd January 2012.

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Photo of Lord Sewel Lord Sewel Deputy Speaker (Lords) 2:35 pm, 23rd January 2012

My Lords, given the fragility of state institutions in Afghanistan, does the Minister accept that a likely outcome following the withdrawal of combat troops will be the fragmentation of the state of Afghanistan, with the greatest losers being women?