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 Lord Howell of Guildford Lord Howell of Guildford Conservative 11:22 am, 16th July 2015

My Lords, we are learning now that conflict resolution and stability overseas require new and much more powerful methods of public diplomacy. Does the Minister feel that the budget we have and the balance between the MoD,

DfID and the Foreign Office is quite right or should we be thinking about a switch to reinforce somewhat the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s efforts, budget and developments in the public diplomacy field?