HC Deb 20 July 2001 vol 372 cc478-9W
David Maclean

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what(a) national and (b) international awareness events her Department has participated in since June 1997 in the form of (i) sponsorship, (ii) departmental attendance, (iii) similar departmental activities and (iv) a message of support. [5043]

Clare Short

Both I and my officials attend a huge number of national and international events, and work with a wide range of UK and international organisations, to raise awareness and understanding of international development issues.

A description of our work in this area is provided in the 1997 and 2000 White Papers, and in our annual report.