Boko Haram — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Falkner of Margravine Baroness Falkner of Margravine Liberal Democrat 2:45 pm, 27th January 2015

My Lords, does my noble friend agree that, given the pivotal role of the Commonwealth—with two affected countries, Nigeria and Cameroon, being members—it is appalling that the Commonwealth Secretary-General took four months before he responded to the abduction in the first instance; and can the Minister tell the House a little more about what efforts we are taking within the Commonwealth to step up efforts to defeat Boko Haram?