HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c709W
Mrs. Spelman

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her policy is towards failed states; and which countries her Department classifies as failed states. [66807]

Clare Short

Our policy is to help resolve the underlying economic, social and political problems by promoting change in government and its policies and to work, where we can, inside and outside government, to achieve our objectives, especially support to poor people.

Problems of policy, commitment and governance are found in varying degrees in a number of states.

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