HC Deb 20 May 1992 vol 208 c166W
Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will suspend participation of the Overseas Development Administration in forthcoming aid agencies meetings concerning Malawi until Mr. Chakufwa Chihana is released.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

We have made clear to the Malawi Government our intention strictly to limit future aid, other than for humanitarian purposes, pending substantial improvement of its human rights record. It is important nevertheless to maintain dialogue. International meetings, such as that held under World bank auspices in Paris last week, are of value both for this purpose and in demonstrating the strength of donor concern about human rights issues.

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