HC Deb 13 June 2003 vol 406 c1151W
Hugh Bayley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will next review the advice given to British citizens about travel to Kenya and other countries in east Africa and the horn of Africa; what assessment he has made of the economic impact of reduced travel to the countries concerned; and what assistance the Government are giving to those countries to address the security issues which gave rise to his travel advice. [118293]

Mr. Rammell

Our travel advice is kept under regular review. We are well aware of the impact on Kenya of our present advice, not least given the importance of tourism, particularly from UK visitors. But our travel advice must reflect our best assessment of the potential risks to British travellers. We are providing support and technical assistance to the Kenyan authorities to help improve their security arrangements and meet the terrorism threat, as part of a long-term strategy for cooperation on counter-terrorism.