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Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will publish the full strategic framework document Better World, Better Britain following his letter to right hon. and hon. Members of 29 February 2008 enclosing a leaflet setting out in brief the new strategy. (196307)

[holding answer 25 March 2008]: The key points of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) new strategic framework were set out in my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary’s written ministerial statement of 23 January 2008, Official Report, columns 52-53WS. Additionally, my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary wrote to all hon. Members and peers, enclosing a leaflet titled: “Better World, Better Britain”, with further information about the strategic framework. Further details will be available on the FCO website ( from 28 March 2008 and in the forthcoming FCO departmental report.