HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 cc725-6W
Dr. Iddon

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will offer assistance to the Indian Government to provide(a) general aid and (b) food supplies, to those made homeless in the recent disturbances in the Indian State of Gujarat and who are now living in refugee camps. [58383]

Clare Short

We continue to monitor the situation in Gujarat in co-ordination with the Government of India, international agencies and local partners.

The State Government of Gujarat has up until now refused the assistance of the international community but talks are on-going and we are hopeful that the limited support provided by UNICEF, WHO and international NGOs will soon be increased.