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Afghanistan: Reconstruction

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will bring forward plans to improve liaison between his Department and the Department for International Development on reconstruction in Afghanistan. (273672)

[holding answer 8 May 2009]: Ministers and Officials from the Ministry of Defence, the Department for International Development (DFID), and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) meet regularly to discuss the UK's policy in Afghanistan. This cooperation is replicated on the ground by the Helmand Provincial Reconstruction Team which integrates the efforts of DFID, the FCO and the military Task Force Commander, with international partners, in a comprehensive approach to security, reconstruction and development.