Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

House of Lords written question – answered on 17th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government which activities will be covered under the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund; at what interval those activities will be reported to Parliament; and how the breakdown in spending will be reported to Parliament.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund will support the Building Stability Overseas Strategy.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund will contribute to upstream conflict prevention.

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

The Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) will become operational in Financial Year 2015-16 with a budget of £1billion. The National Security Council will govern the CSSF, bringing a more strategic cross-Government approach to resource allocation to help prevent conflict and tackle the risks to UK interests that arise from instability overseas. It will bring together existing conflict resources

(the Conflict Pool and the Peacekeeping Budget) with additional resources from across Government.

The CSSF will build on the success of the Conflict Pool, a key resource for delivering the Building Stability Overseas Strategy, by bringing together defence, diplomatic, development, security and intelligence capabilities.

Details of agreed resource allocations and spending priorities will be notified to Parliament. The Cabinet Office is leading a cross-Government project to ensure the new fund and supporting structures implement the National Security Council’s priorities.

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