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St Lucia

Volume 990: debated on Thursday 7 August 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what relief is being provided by Her Majesty's Government to the island of St. Lucia; and what help is being sent to repair the serious damage, including the failure of the electricity and water supply, caused by the hurricane.

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS "Glasgow" has been sent to the island, where it has provided medical assistance and helped restore essential public services, including the electricity supply at Castries and Vieux Fort. In addition, the High Commissioner in Barbados has been authorised to spend up to £10,000 on the local purchase of immediate relief supplies. We are ready to consider further immediate help in the light of up-to-date reports on needs.