§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made directly, or through NATO or the European Union, to the Bosnian Government concerning the shelling of Brcko and military activity around the town; what action he has proposed; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs sent messages to both President Izetbegovic and Dr. Karadzic en 27 April urging restraint, especially in the Brcko area. The Security Council on 4 May agreed a presidential statement to similar effect. We deplore the loss of innocent life whoever is responsible. The United Nations and NATO continue to monitor the situation closely.