HC Deb 06 March 2000 vol 345 c505W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received concerning fighting in the Heglig and Unity oil fields in Sudan. [112832]

Mr. Hain

We continue to receive troubling reports of fighting in the Upper Nile; most recently last week. Much of the fighting is factional, but there have also been attacks on Government forces.

The SPLA and other opposition forces have made clear that they see oil installations as military targets.

Peace in the Sudan remains a priority. The UK has been and will continue to be active in promoting peace in the Sudan.