[Mrs. Janet Dean in the Chair] — Darfur Crisis

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:27 pm on 18th May 2006.

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Photo of John Bercow John Bercow Conservative, Buckingham 4:27 pm, 18th May 2006

The hon. Gentleman's warning about the fragility of the situation is salutary, as is his reminder that elections should not be regarded as a panacea. Would he agree that, at least for a period, the emphasis of any financial assistance from the international community should be on humanitarian aid on the one hand and security, security, security on the other, before we get on to things such as education, education, education? I make that point not out of a spirit of meanness, but because we have a fiduciary responsibility to contribute our resources to best effect, and not to leap ahead of ourselves.