§ John Barrett
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to her answer of 5 February 2003,Official Report, column 291W, on Central Africa, when she expects United Nations humanitarian assessment missions to enter the zones under rebel control. 
§ Clare Short
To date, no humanitarian NGO or UN agency has been able to access zones under rebel control to assess the humanitarian and health needs of the population. We understand that a UN humanitarian280W assessment mission that was due to visit rebel zones on 6 February has been postponed; we have no details on when this will be rescheduled.