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Indonesia

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian consequences of the recent earthquakes in Sumatra; and what aid the UK is sending to (a) Sumatra and (b) Banda Aceh. (113080)

The earth tremors in that region on 7 December 2006 caused seven deaths, injured about 150 people and damaged or destroyed around 680 houses. Though serious, this scale of impact is well within the competence of the Indonesian authorities to deal with and they have not requested outside assistance.