§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance Her Majesty's Government are giving to the Cambodian Government with clearing their minefields.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
UN Security Council Resolution 728 of 8 January expanded the mandate of the United Nations advance mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC) to include training in mine clearance and the initiation of a demining programme. The United Kingdom will contribute financially through payment of our assessed contribution (6.1 per cent.) to the costs of UNAMIC and later to the costs of the UN transitional authority in Cambodia (UNTAC).
In response to a request from the UN Secretariat, we have agreed in principle to provide additionally a number of experts to UNAMIC's mine clearance training unit. We have also donated £60,000 to the Halo trust, a British non-governmental organisation, to help its mine survey work in Cambodia on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.