§ Mrs. Spelman
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if her Department will provide assistance to South Africa to help further the inter-Congolese dialogue this year. 
§ Clare Short
Financial support for the inter-Congolese dialogue is channelled through the Office of the Facilitator. The UK has so far made the third largest contribution of all donors to the dialogue. We are in close touch with the Office of the Facilitator about future financial requirements. We are also in close touch with the Government of South Africa, who have offered to meet the main costs of hosting the next session of the dialogue.