House of Lords written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development has published an operational plan and a one-year update of the plan for Yemen as it has for all its other priority countries; and if not why not.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

Due to the prolonged political and security crisis in Yemen in 2011, which included uncertainty over the future of the Government of Yemen and the presence of UK staff in Sana'a, it was not possible to finalise and publish our operational plan for Yemen.

The situation has stabilised, with Yemen undergoing a political transition under the Gulf Co-operation Council Initiative. The new Government of Yemen are determining their development priorities and we are now revising and finalising our operational plan in response to these. We plan to publish it on the DfID website later in 2012.

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