HC Deb 20 December 1990 vol 183 cc296-7W
Mr. Dunnachie

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will urge the United Nations to expand and accelerate development and reconstruction aid to Cambodia; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

A number of United Nations agencies are already providing humanitarian aid in Cambodia and Britain is supporting their work. The United Nations development programme (UNDP) has indicated that it could begin operations in Cambodia once the Supreme National Council (SNC) has appointed its chairman and United Nations representative and is recognised by the United Nations as a Government structure. We hope that at their forthcoming meeting in Paris the SNC members will resolve their differences over the chairmanship so that the peace process can move forward.