HL Deb 08 November 1999 vol 606 c111WA
The Earl of Sandwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When, following the improvements in the accommodation and security of United Nations agencies, they will review the restrictions on funding the United Kingdom non-governmental organisations working in Afghanistan. [HL4489]

Baroness Amos

The Department for International Development (DFID) recently conducted a review of its programme of assistance to Afghanistan, including the issue of funding for NGOs. The outcome of that review was recorded in a letter of 5 August from the Secretary of State for International Development to the Chairman of the International Development Committee, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. The operating environment for humanitarian agencies in Afghanistan is closely monitored by DFID, and a further review will be conducted in due course.