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Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for how long the UK will provide assistance to the area affected by the recent Indonesian earthquake. (77932)

DFID’s £5 million contribution towards humanitarian relief is for immediate use (£1 million to the International Federation of the Red Cross/Crescent, £3 million to the UN and £1 million to NGOs).

We will consider further financial support covering the next two years, based upon requests from the Indonesian Government.