§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Burmese Government about the treatment of the Karen people. 
§ Mr. Goodlad
With our EU partners, we have expressed our concerns about the treatment of the Karen people directly to the ruling military regime in Burma, the State Law and Order Restoration Council. We called in the Burmese ambassador on 17 February to reinforce the EU action and to urge SLORC to call an immediate halt to the current offensive. On 10 March the EU issued a statement condemning the attacks and calling upon SLORC to find a swift and peaceful solution to the ethnic minority problem in Burma.