Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 14th November 1996.

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Photo of Mr Michael Portillo Mr Michael Portillo , Enfield, Southgate 3:31 pm, 14th November 1996

I think that an excellent idea; it is the only long-term way forward. Indeed, I would have loved to think that this situation could be handled now by African forces. But it is the correct view of the United Nations that the complexity of what is being faced now is too much for most African forces at their present level of training. That can be improved in the future, and we must bend our efforts to achieving it.