§ Mr. Key
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if, in view of alleged human rights breaches in Uganda, he is satisfied that the bilateral aid programme should go ahead; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if, during the course of his discussions with the Prime Minister of Uganda, he raised the issue of alleged human rights breaches in that country; and if he w ill make a statement;
(3) if, in view of the alleged human rights breaches in Uganda, he intends to continue to contribute substantially to the Commonwealth military training team in Uganda; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Rifkind
My right hon. and learned Friend met the hon. Otema Allimadi, the Prime Minister of Uganda on 7 December and made it clear to him that we were very concerned about continuing allegations of human rights breaches. Mr. Allimadi assured my right hon. and learned Friend of the determination of the Uganda Government to deal firmly, both with armed dissidents and with any breaches of law and discipline by the Ugandan armed forces. We remain convinced that it is right to provide bilateral aid, which is carefully directed towards helping to restore the economic and social stability which is Uganda's great need. We shall maintain our support for the Commonwealth military training team which also contributes to the achievement of greater stability.