Lucy Allan – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lucy Allan on 2015-10-22.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the progress of the economic recovery in Nepal since the recent earthquake in that country.

Mr Desmond Swayne

Economic recovery has been slow. Delays setting up the National Reconstruction Authority and unrest in the border area with India, which has closed most border crossings for over 6 weeks, make economic recovery challenging. We are pressing the government to prioritise the post-disaster response.