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Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department is planning to provide assistance following recent tropical storms (a) in Ba Ria Vung Tau province and (b) elsewhere in Vietnam. (108094)

DFID has been in touch with the Government of Vietnam and with international relief agencies. We do not plan to provide such assistance because the Government of Vietnam has been able to prepare and respond to the impact of recent typhoons and has not requested international assistance.