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Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell to give evidence on Libya

27 June 2011

The International Development Committee will hear evidence from the Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State, Department for International Development on Libya on Monday 27 June.

Witnesses

    At 4.00pm, Monday 27 June in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

    • Andrew Mitchell, Secretary of State, Department for International Development

    This one-off evidence session will focus on:

    • The nature of DFID's activities in Libya and how much it is spending, including whether policy is being made on the hoof
    • The role of other organisations, multilaterals and the Arab League
      DFID's role in post-conflict Libya in particular whether Libya has development needs that DFID could usefully help with (e.g. gender, infrastructure, private sector development)
    • The implications of Libya for DFID's policies, including humanitarian relief and the need for a middle income strategy
    • The opportunity cost, ie. what other budgets might be reduced
    • How DFID's response to Libya will fit into any wider Middle East DFID policy approach (ie. does it tie together with concerns in Egypt, Syria and/or Yemen)

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