§ 9. Sue Doughty
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with the UN co-ordinator for Eritrea regarding food shortages. 
§ Clare Short
Eritrea has requested food aid for 60 per cent. of its population. Many donors fear this is larger than need and could damage agricultural production. We haw provided £3.35 million towards the appeal and are monitoring the situation closely.