HC Deb 11 December 1987 vol 124 c321W
Mr. Julian Amery

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will call upon the Ethiopian Government, and the resistance movements against which they are fighting, to negotiate a ceasefire so that aid provided by Her Majesty's Government should reach the victims of the famine as soon as possible.

Mrs. Chalker

The Twelve issued a statement on 13 November condemning attacks by rebel groups on food aid convoys and urging that no obstacle be put in the way of the transportation of food aid. With our European partners we have repeatedly urged progress towards a peaceful solution of the internal conflicts in Ethiopia. A ceasefire based on humanitarian considerations would relieve much suffering and assist relief efforts.

Statements PNQs 1Debates 1Adjournment Debates Statutory Instruments
Session: 1981–822 16 1 19 4 7
Session: 1982–832 6 1 8 10 11
Session: 1983–84 26 14 17 25 4
Session: 1984–85 5 3 16 19 16
Session: 1985–86 14 11 17 14 3
Session: 1986–87 2 0 5 11 2
1 Departmental records do not distinguish between debates on Government, Opposition or other motions, nor Adjournment debates whether half hour or others.
2 Detailed records for the ODA were not kept prior to 1983 and have been compiled from available data.

Mr. George

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Bills his Department initiated in each of the last six parliamentary Sessions; if he will name them; and how many became Acts of Parliament.

Mr. Eggar

The following Bills were initiated and became Acts of Parliament:

Session 1986–87

Session 1985–86

Session 1984–85

Session 1981–82