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Rhodesia

Volume 976: debated on Friday 21 December 1979

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what discussions have been held with voluntary aid organisations in the United Kingdom about the provision of food, medical, and other help to the victims of the war in Southern Rhodesia.

Such discussions with voluntary organisations in the United Kingdom and with representatives of multilateral agencies are taking place now.

asked the Lord Privy Seal what estimate has been made of the humanitarian aid required by the civil population of Southern Rhodesia in areas where the fighting has been most severe.

No comprehensive estimate is yet possible. I expect the needs to be identified both by the discussions now taking place with voluntary and multilateral aid organisations and by consultation with the Governor.