§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how the medical and food stocks intended for the Gulf have since been distributed as humanitarian aid; what measures are taken to ensure that such aid reaches its intended recipients; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
We are supporting the UN, British and Iraqi relief agencies in providing humanitarian aid, including medical and food supplies, to vulnerable groups in Iraq. We have spent some £44 million since April this year. We maintain regular contact with all these agencies, which monitor distribution within Iraq.