§ 10. Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid her Department is currently providing to assist victims of the Chernobyl disaster. 
§ Mr. Foulkes
We provide assistance in response to the Chernobyl disaster through the European Community and through DFID's bilateral aid programme. In total, the Government have provided over £20 million since 1997. The bulk of our support has been for the re-building of the sarcophagus, but we also give modest direct support to Chernobyl charities, especially those helping children.