HC Deb 11 February 1998 vol 306 c223W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps Her Majesty's Government have taken to respond to the appeal by Jose Ramos-Horta for emergency food relief for the Indonesian territory of East Timor. [28636]

Clare Short

We have not provided relief but we have been monitoring the situation closely. We believe the situation is now under control. We are maintaining regular contact with our Embassy in Jakarta and the Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva to keep the situation under review.

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