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Ethiopia

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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113.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in the light of reports of famine in rebel-held areas of Ethiopia, how Her Majesty's Government will ensure that food supplies they provide will get through to those who need them.

The food that we have supplied to rebel-held areas has been channelled through British non-governmental organisations with proven capacity to deliver it to those in need. We propose to continue using these channels.

114.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further steps he intends to take to alleviate the famine in Ethiopia.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Dover (Mr. Shaw) on 4 December.

124.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what food aid is provided by Britain to the Tigre area of Ethiopia; and what steps are being taken to make sure supplies reach their destination.

128.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on emergency food supplies provided from British Government funds to Tigre and the surrounding area.

The food that we have supplied to rebel-held areas has been channelled through British non-governmental organisations with proven capacity to deliver it to those in need. We propose to continue using these channels. It is not the practice to reveal more precise details of such operations.