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Indonesian Earthquake

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

14. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his written statement of 5 June 2006, Official Report, column 11WS, on the Indonesian earthquake, what further humanitarian assistance his Department plans to provide. (77033)

Immediate relief needs during the emergency phase are largely being met, and we have no plans to commit further humanitarian assistance in addition to the £5 million already announced. The Government of Indonesia are now planning for longer term reconstruction. The UK is ready to support longer term reconstruction, and we will decide on the appropriate level of funding on the basis of an assessment of needs.