§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the level of political stability in Sudan. 
§ Mr. Mullin
I have been asked to reply.
Good progress continues to be made at the peace talks in Naivasha, Kenya. Both parties have now described the peace process as irreversible and they are hoping to conclude a framework agreement very soon. Although problems persist in some areas, and we continue to be very concerned about the situation in Darfur, there is, at last, a real chance for peace and stability in Sudan.