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Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 5 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the current situation in Mozambique; and what further action Her Majesty's Government intend to take to relieve the situation.

I am deeply concerned at the scale of the present suffering in Mozambique. The Government are playing a full part in the international effort to alleviate it. In addition to our longer-term development assistance programme for Mozambique, we have offered over £11 million as emergency aid over the past few months. We stand ready to assist further. I will be discussing the situation with the President of Mozambique during his visit this week.