Disaster and Emergencies Preparedness Programme - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:45 pm on 18th December 2017.

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Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development 2:45 pm, 18th December 2017

On the last point about the Harvard review, yes, we have it on DevTracker, which is a website for all contracts: all the reports are listed there. On the 45 NGOs that play an important part in delivery, DfID chairs that committee, so they were informed at the meeting in October or November. We underscored our commitment to this area and the significant amount of money we are putting in to humanitarian response, but also underlined to them our concern about some of the overhead costs that might be attributed to the complexity of the scheme as it currently stands.