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Security Objectives

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

6. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the appropriateness of his Department contributing to security objectives overseas. (136210)

Security and development are linked. Poverty, under-development, weak and ineffective government all help to provide fertile conditions for conflict, criminality and, in some circumstances, terrorism, which is why DFID country programmes all promote the security of the poor and in doing so, help to address the root causes of insecurity locally, nationally and internationally.