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Afghanistan: Females

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps British forces in Afghanistan have taken to protect girls' schools and girls travelling to and from school from violent attacks; and what discussions his Department has had with its military allies on the matter. (276540)

ISAF forces in Afghanistan continue to work hard, in conjunction with the Afghan National Security Forces, to afford all Afghan nationals a safe and secure environment in which to go about their daily lives. To comment further on operational planning would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the armed forces.