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Latin America: Children

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has discussed programmes which could be designed to reduce the flow of street children to Latin American cities with partner non-governmental organisations. (202700)

Neither I nor my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for International Development have had discussions with partner non-governmental organisations about programmes which could be designed to reduce the flow of street children to Latin American cities. In Latin America we work through multilateral institutions such as the EC and World Bank and the plight of these vulnerable groups is an important priority in their programmes.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects are funded by his Department to assist street children in Latin America. (202701)

The Department for International Development is not currently funding any projects to assist street children in Latin America.