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

We can certainly do that. It is obviously a very distressing time for Becky’s family but also for the people who worked with her. It reminds us of the sacrifice made by over 1,200 DfID personnel who work around the world, often in the most difficult and dangerous environments. The family have asked that we respect their privacy at this time and allow the facts to be established. We will of course recognise that wish.