HC Deb 08 July 2003 vol 408 cc689-90W
Mrs. Spelman

To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development how many Burmese displaced people are (a) in refugee camps in Burma, (b) in refugee camps in neighbouring countries and ( c) hiding in the jungle in Burma. [123723]

Hilary Benn

There are no refugee camps in Burma. According to the latest available figures released by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, there are 22,000 Burmese in refugee camps in Bangladesh, and 113,155 in Thailand. There are no accurate figures for the numbers of displaced people hiding in Burma.