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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

My Lords, I welcome the noble Baroness’s question because I recall that the last time this Question was on the Order Paper it was so ably answered by her. I entirely agree with her view that this country should be proud that we have a legislative requirement for spending 0.7% on overseas aid. We should also be proud that we are the only country in the world that, as the Budget made clear, will spend 2% on defence for at least the life of this Government.