HC Deb 28 January 2004 vol 417 c426W
Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department(a) was represented at and (b) sent observers to the World Social Forum held in Mumbai this month. [149963]

Hilary Benn

Two Social Development Advisers from DFID's office in New Delhi attended the World Social Forum held in Mumbai, India from 16 to 21 January, as Delegates. Also, an official from DFID London attended the Forum as an Observer. Feedback suggests that their contribution to the broad range of issues discussed was highly valued.