National Security Council

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many countries of concern have been identified by the National Security Council, and how many countries have been prioritised for activity under the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

The governance arrangements for the Conflict Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) are currently being considered. The CSSF will support delivery of the Building Stability Overseas Strategy, National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review using the full range of government capabilities and expertise in tackling conflict, instability and insecurity. Cross Whitehall Regional Boards for Africa, Americas, Asia/Pacific, Middle East & North Africa, South Asia and Wider Europe and have been established, and will be responsible for disbursing the funding allocated to the countries in their region. Updates on the development of the CSSF can be provided once Ministerial agreement of these governance arrangements has been secured.

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