HL Deb 09 February 1998 vol 585 c133WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have studied the policy document, Preventing Conflict, Promoting Development: Priorities for the United Kingdom Presidency, published in January by six British non-governmental organisations; and to what extent its recommendations correspond with their own plans. [HL419]

Lord Whitty

The Government have received the report, and we are studying its findings and recommendations. We welcome this thoughtful contribution. We will consider carefully how to take the paper's proposals into account during the UK Presidency and beyond, in the context of our wider development strategy as set out in the White Paper on International Development.