Syria: Refugees - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:51 pm on 10th January 2017.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development 2:51 pm, 10th January 2017

The noble Lord is absolutely right, and £1.1 billion of the money which I mentioned has gone to areas in the region—most notably, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. That money is being focused on economic development, by helping people to find work, and on schools, by helping children who are currently out of school to get into it so that their learning does not suffer. The noble Lord is absolutely right that we should focus on that.