§ 23. Mr. Robathan
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the situation in Sudan. 
§ Mr. MacShane
We remain deeply concerned about the situation in Sudan but believe that 2002 offers a real window of opportunity for peace and that the UK has a major role to play in ensuring that this opportunity is seized. There has been some recent progress, for example in the Nuba mountains where a ceasefire appears to be holding.