§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received about rape camps in the former Yugoslavia; and what action he now intends to take.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
We have received many representations from members of this House and of the public. Evidence collected by the EC investigative mission into the abuse of women in former Yugoslavia points to rapes having taken place in small centres, such as schools and hotels, rather than large-scale detention of women in camps for the purpose of rape. In response to the mission's recommendations, we have promoted and jointly funded a project to counsel and help rape victims in Bosnia.