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 Northover Baroness Northover Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (International Development) 11:22 am, 16th July 2015

My Lords, does the noble Baroness agree—I am sure she will—that it is only through long-term engagement with fragile states that there is any chance of building stability overseas and, in particular, that means ensuring that young people have a brighter future? Does she therefore think it was right that my colleague Michael Moore and my noble friend Lord Purvis brought forward the 0.7% Bill, which ensured that predictable funding into the future, in the last days of the coalition Government?