Building Stability Overseas Strategy — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:22 am on 16th July 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State 11:22 am, 16th July 2015

I agree with the implication behind the noble Lord’s supplementary that Governments have to be responsive to change. He outlines significant events that have taken their toll on life and security. The principles within the Building Stability Overseas Strategy—early warning, rapid response and upstream prevention—remain as valid now as they were then. However, it is right that the Government focus more carefully on how one then delivers the aid in that strategy. That is why we have formed the new Conflict, Stability and Security Fund with £1.033 billion, and the National Security Council will be looking very carefully at how that money is best spent.