HC Deb 09 July 1979 vol 970 cc8-9W
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 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.

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