§ Sir Alastair Goodlad
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps her Department is taking to help alleviate the famine in North Korea. 
§ Clare Short
Details of our humanitarian assistance to North Korea were provided in my Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's answer to the hon. Member for Altrincham and Sale, West (Mr. Brady) on 18 December 1997,Official Report, column 288. We are considering the latest reports on humanitarian needs in the current year and are discussing further assistance, including the latest World Food Programme appeal with the European Commission.