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22 May 2023 - Conflict, Stability and Security Fund - Oral evidence

Committee National Security Strategy (Joint Committee)
Inquiry Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

Monday 22 May 2023

Start times: 4:00pm (private) 4:15pm (public)

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The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy will take evidence on the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund on Monday 22 May 2023. The meeting will be a hybrid session in Committee Room 4A and can be watched live on from 4.15pm.

Meeting details

At 4:15pm: Oral evidence
Work Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (Non-inquiry session)
Minister of State at Cabinet Office
Director, Joint Funds Unit, National Security Secretariat at Cabinet Office
Head of Integrated Security Fund Implementation at Cabinet Office

The Committee will take evidence from:

  • Baroness Neville Rolfe, Minister of State, Cabinet Office;
  • Ben Merrick, Director of the Joint Funds Unit, Cabinet Office; and
  • Naomi Penia, Head of Integrated Security Fund Implementation, Cabinet Office.

This is an annual scrutiny session in relation to the Government’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund, a cross-government fund that tackles conflict, stability and security challenges overseas that threaten the UK’s national security. In late January 2023, the Government published the CSSF Annual Report for 2021-22, and this evidence session provides an opportunity to scrutinise the report. The Government also published the CSSF allocations for the latest financial year, 2022-23, in a Written Ministerial Statement. Since the publication of the report and allocations, the Government has announced that the CSSF will be replaced with the UK Integrated Security Fund (UKISF).


Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

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