§ 78. Mr. Goodlad
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance Her Majesty's Government have provided to Bangladesh to help alleviate the impact of the recent floods in that country.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Last week I returned from Bangladesh where I saw at first hand the effects of the recent flooding. During my visit I announced further flood6W relief assistance from Her Majesty's Government bringing our total response to date to nearly £10 million. I also signed a commodity aid agreement for £20 million which will be available to meet flood rehabilitation requirements, as well as normal import requirements, in the public and private sectors.