HC Deb 06 March 2000 vol 345 c528W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports she has received on the operation of the early warning system for cyclones and tropical storms in the Indian Ocean area; and if she will make a statement. [112698]

Clare Short

The region is serviced by the French Government's Regional Forecasting Centre for Tropical Cyclones based on Reunion Island, east of Madagascar. We also receive regular bulletins on all potentially serious weather situations from the UK Meteorological Office. My officials in London and Mozambique use other monitoring resources available on the World Wide Web including the World Meteorological Organisation and the South African Weather Bureau.