HC Deb 14 May 2002 vol 385 c552W
Richard Burden

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the damage caused, and likely costs of repair, to the Palestinian(a) Ministry of Information, (b) Ministry of Culture, (c) Ministry of Industry, (d) Ministry of Higher Education, (e) PLC, (f) Ministry of Local Government, (g) Presidential Compound. (h) Al-Bireh Municipality, (i) Beitunia Municipality, (j) Ministry of Economy and Trade, (k) Ministry of Social Affairs, (/) Ministry of Health, (m) Ministry of Interior, (n) Ministry of Finance, (o) Ministry of Agriculture, (p) Ministry of Environmental Affairs, (q) Ministry of Education, (r) General Personnel Council, (s) Ministry of Transportation, (t) Ministry of Supply, (u) Ministry of Public Works, (v) Ministry of Civil Affairs, (w) Ramallah Municipality and (x) Vegetable Market building during Israel's military incursion into the west bank during April. [54612]

Clare Short

I have been asked to reply.

A detailed damage assessment is being conducted by the international agencies. A joint World bank/UNSCO (UN Special Coordinator's Office) is due to be circulated by 13 May, and follow up action discussed at a Local Aid Coordination Committee meeting later next week. EU contribution to reconstruction efforts will be considered there (from the Commission and from member states).