HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c773W
Mr. Dhanda

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Colombia on tackling organised crime. [167593]

Mr. Rammell

We are in regular discussion with the Colombian Government over tackling organised crime, particularly the drugs trade, not least because so much of the cocaine from Colombia finds its way onto our streets with devastating consequences. The drugs trade fuels the armed conflict in Colombia and seriously distorts the country's productive capacity. We will continue to work with the Colombian Government and other countries to end the global scourge of organised crime.