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Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid he is giving to Indonesia following the earthquake on Sulawesi Island. (111439)

On 21 January, an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale occurred under the Molucca sea, 110 miles east of Manado, Sulawesi Island. News reports, both local and international, indicate that the earthquake did not cause serious damage. Some buildings in Manado reportedly suffered cracks. Four deaths and four injuries were reported.

DFID has been monitoring the situation, and has been prepared to respond if necessary. The Indonesian Government have not requested international assistance.