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Belarus: Elections

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 407W, on Belarus, whether his Department plans to provide assistance to international missions to monitor the conduct of the forthcoming (a) local and (b) presidential elections in Belarus. (310453)

Our policy on Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe election observation missions remains to provide up to 10 per cent. of observers on an ad hoc basis. In the case of the elections in Belarus, and others in the next financial year, we have not yet decided on the level of assistance we will provide.