§ Mr. Beggs
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement outlining what action has been taken to provide relief for famine victims in Tigre; and if Her Majesty's Government in co-operation with other EEC countries and United Nations agencies are making a commitment to provide long-term development aid.
§ Mr. Raison
The Government have provided substantial relief, both directly and through voluntary agencies and the European Community, to victims of the famine in Ethiopia wherever they may be. For the longer term, we look mainly to the European Community and the World Bank, to which we make substantial contributions, to provide development assistance to Ethiopia.