Yemen - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:35 pm on 25th March 2021.

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Photo of Lord Anderson of Swansea Lord Anderson of Swansea Labour 12:35 pm, 25th March 2021

My Lords, the Minister will surely agree that the Houthis, who control 75% to 80% of the population, are critical to finding a political solution to the problem, more so as the Saudis are seeking an exit. Is there any evidence that the Houthis are responding positively to the new UN peace plan? In particular, are they prepared to facilitate humanitarian access to tackle Covid, cholera and widespread starvation?