§ Mr. Chaytor
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will provide assistance to NGOs from less developed countries to enable them to participate in the Millennium Civil Society Forum in May. 
§ Mr. Hain
To be truly representative, the Millennium Forum needs to secure the participation of civil society groups from developed and developing countries. The 481W Government have therefore in principle offered financial assistance to the Forum to help fund the attendance of civil society representatives from less developed countries.