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Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he is considering supplying cash or military aid to help the State of Somalia.

Her Majesty's Government are providing economic aid to Somalia and, through the international organisations, have contributed support for the provision of humanitarian aid to Africa, including Somalia.We do not give military aid to Somalia. We are, however, prepared to consider applications from United Kingdom suppliers for the sale of licensable equipment to Somalia according to the standard criteria.