§ Mr. Carrington
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on Britain's humanitarian assistance to Sudan.
§ Mrs. Chalker
We continue to provide substantial humanitarian assistance to Sudan. On 2 April I approved a new package of food and other emergency assistance worth £5.5 million. I am today announcing provision of a further 5,000 tonnes of food aid at an estimated cost of £1.7 million. This brings the total of our response to the present emergency to £17.4 million, which includes 55,550 tonnes of food aid, and to nearly £39 million since the beginning of 1989. I expect to provide more aid as the year goes on.