HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 cc259-60W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what non-commercial considerations are used in selecting an air company for the delivery of emergency aid.

Mr. Eggar

Each disaster response is considered on its merits. The primary concern in the delivery of disaster relief, irrespective of the mode of transport used, is the speed, effectiveness and cost of the operation.