§ Mr. Burden
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the Tools for Self Reliance campaign; and what action he is taking to assist the replenishment and supply of tools to developing countries.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
We have received a number of representations as a result of the Tools for Self Reliance campaign. The supply of appropriate technology, including hand tools, forms part of many of our aid projects, both those we support directly and those managed by non-governmental organisations. These include rural development projects, promotion of small enterprises and agricultural rehabilitation following natural or manmade disasters.