Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th November 1996.

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Photo of Mr James Callaghan Mr James Callaghan , Heywood and Middleton 12:00 am, 11th November 1996

I thank the Minister for the reply that he gave my hon. Friend the Member for Coventry, South-East (Mr. Cunningham). Does he not agree, however, that any future aid must be given to the civilian population and not to armed gangs? Will he make inquiries, with the United Nations and others on the African continent, to ensure that the aid goes to genuine refugees rather than those armed gangs?