§ Miss Fookes
asked the Lord Privy Seal what further action Her Majesty's Government propose to take to assist the Nicaraguans, particularly with regard to the transport of food supplies from the 9W United States of America and Central America.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
We have provided £10,000 for use by the Honduran Red Cross for the local purchase of immediate relief supplies for approximately 35,000 Nicaraguan refugees in Honduras.
In response to a general appeal by the international committee of the Red Cross for assistance for the refugees in Nicaragua, we are discussing with it the possibility of using RAF transport aircraft to airlift food from Central America to Nicaragua.