HC Deb 24 November 1997 vol 301 c450W
Sir Alastair Goodlad

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance her Department is currently giving for disaster relief in Somalia. [17450]

Clare Short

I refer the right hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Sutherland, South (Mr. Mullin) on 19 November 1997,Official Report, column 178. Since then, I have provided a further £0.5 million bilaterally to help—$0.25 million for UNICEF, which is co-ordinating the logistical operation and £0.25 million for the International Committee of the Red Cross.