§ Mr. Gerrard
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has held recently with the Government of Sri Lanka regarding provision of humanitarian aid to the Jaffna region of Sri Lanka; 
(2) what discussions he has held recently with representatives of the United Nations regarding provision of humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka. 
§ Mr. Cox
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan Government about offering food and medical supplies to people living in the northern area of Sri Lanka, with particular reference to Jaffna to alleviate suffering and hardship caused by the present conflict; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan Government on food and medical aid being made available by the British Government to the Tamil community in northern Sri Lanka; 
(3) what reports he has received from the British high commissioner in Sri Lanka on the present conflict that is taking place, with special reference to the facilities which exist to help people who have become refugees as a result of the conflict; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hanley
The high commissioner in Colombo has frequent and extensive discussions with the Sri Lankan Government and with relief agencies about the conflict and the humanitarian situation in the north of the country.
I refer the hon. Members to the replies I gave to the hon. Member for Ilford, South, (Mr. Gapes) on 21 and 22 November at columns 67–8 and 111.