§ Mr. McDonnell
To ask the Secretary of State for International a Development what consultations her Department has undertaken with non-Governmental organisations on the development of the Government's cross-departmental initiative on conflict resolution. 
§ Clare Short
A formal consultation on conflict in sub-Saharan Africa was held in November 1999. We have maintained regular contacts with NGOs and academic institutions and envisage publishing a paper outlining our thinking in Spring 2001.