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Orders of the Day — Foreign Affairs and Defence (27 Nov 1998)

Dr Jenny Tonge: ...their budget on war and 1.7 per cent. on health. In the Great Lakes region, there is a possibility of a war spreading across sub-Saharan Africa. A report published by the UN commission on arms to Rwanda stated: The Great Lakes Region is rapidly heading towards a catastrophe of incalculable consequences requiring urgent international action. Elsewhere, the report states: In the Democratic...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Conflict Prevention (11 Nov 1998)

Clare Short: machinery for dispute resolution and conflict prevention, combating small arms proliferation and other measures to limit the means of waging war. In post-conflict countries—such as Rwanda, Liberia and, increasingly, we hope, other countries in Africa—we seek to promote sustainable peace through development and demobilisation of troops, which includes their giving up...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Zimbabwe (11 Nov 1998)

Dame Cheryl Gillan: ...undemocratic and corrupt Government who are currently engaged in increasingly aggressive military operations in the Congo to prop up the Kabila regime, and who threaten now to engulf Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda in a continentwide conflict? Further, will the Minister tell the House whether he thinks that such assurances are irrelevant or essential?

Central America (Hurricane Mitch) ( 9 Nov 1998)

Clare Short: ...and the World bank to try to get agreement that post-crisis countries should be treated more flexibly for debt relief. We are pursuing a similar proposal to benefit post-conflict countries such as Rwanda and Liberia. Progress on debt relief will be crucial to the reconstruction effort but does not assist in the immediate crisis. We must also ensure that post-crisis countries that are not...

Orders of the Day — Strategic Defence Review (19 Oct 1998)

Peter Viggers: ...opportunities—which we should grasp—for free-standing medical facilities to be available to United Nations peacekeeping operations such as the one to which British medical forces contributed in Rwanda, without the contribution of other military forces at the same time. I maintain that the argument that we do not need such large medical forces is fallacious. Let me back that up by...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Debt Relief (29 Jul 1998)

Clare Short: ...the major donor countries to speed up the implementation of HIPC—a shift in the position of a number of countries—and the agreement to be more flexible about post-conflict countries, such as Rwanda, about which the hon. Gentleman and the Select Committee are worried. Rwanda has come out of chaos and does not have the track record over the years that would enable it to qualify for HIPC,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (23 Jul 1998)

Gordon Brown: ...involved in the debt reduction process and to persuade countries to reconsider their refusal to sell International Monetary Fund gold. Through our new initiative for post-conflict countries such as Rwanda—which have been burdened not only by huge, unsustainable debts but because they are recovering from war—we can do more as members of the international community to extend the debt...

International Criminal Court (20 Jul 1998)

Robin Cook: ...that the court should have power to order those who are guilty to pay reparations to their victims. That is a new power, which is not available to the tribunals on the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. It reflects the fact that those who abuse their power to commit crimes against others often also abuse their power to make themselves wealthy. We consistently rejected attempts by other...

Comprehensive Spending Review (14 Jul 1998)

Gordon Brown: ...heavily indebted poor countries initiative to extend to Mozambique. Our new task is to move on to other countries that we can help. I am particularly interested in post-conflict countries such as Rwanda and Liberia that do not have the wherewithal to rebuild their economies and are burdened by unsustainable debt. It is now time for new initiatives to be launched, and I know that my hon....

Orders of the Day — Landmines Bill: Prohibited Conduct (10 Jul 1998)

Tony Lloyd: recent times. In Europe, we have the example of Yugoslavia, and there is the prospect that the spectre of war crimes will haunt that region again. I have been to Arusha, where the tribunal on Rwanda is taking place, and to Rwanda itself where war crimes certainly happened. We must have an international criminal court that can deal with matters that need international sanctions or where...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Debt Relief (25 Jun 1998)

Andrew Love: Real and effective debt relief is essential to countries such as Rwanda and Mozambique to provide them with the opportunity for economic development and social rehabilitation. Will my hon. Friend confirm that the measures promoted by the Government for debt relief will assist those countries in such efforts?

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: EU Troika Visits (Great Lakes and East Timor) (16 Jun 1998)

Mr Derek Fatchett: ...Foreign Secretary, who is attending the Cardiff European Council. The Minister of State, my hon. Friend the Member for Manchester, Central (Mr. Lloyd), led a three-day EU troika visit to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 2 to 4 June. The troika had productive meetings with the Presidents of each of the four countries. It reiterated the EU's commitment to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Great Lakes (16 Jun 1998)

Tony Lloyd: ..., we are currently providing financial assistance to the Burundi peace talks, which are due to convene in Arusha from 15 June. We are also funding a number of initiatives in the justice sector in Rwanda and are the largest bilateral donor to United Nations human rights field operations in the region. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the EU and the UK are supporting, both...

Cardiff European Council (11 Jun 1998)

Mr Bowen Wells: ...huge trade advantages in respect of those small countries. What will that do to those vulnerable countries? South Africa is not as vulnerable in trade terms as countries such as Mozambique and Rwanda, but we should consider the EU's negotiations with it. At present, they have taken three years, and there is still no agreement. The EU is to give only five years for all those countries to...

Eritrea ( 8 Jun 1998)

Tony Lloyd: ...for the resolution of the dispute by peaceful means. At that time, a facilitation team led by Susan Rice, the United States Assistant Secretary of State, and including Vice-President Kagame of Rwanda, commenced a round of shuttle diplomacy in an effort to find a peaceful solution to the dispute. We have fully supported those efforts and continue to do so in both our presidency statements...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Sierra Leone ( 3 Jun 1998)

Clare Short: ..., not commercial debt; that is a confusion in some of the debate. About 20 of those countries will qualify, if we can do better on post-conflict countries, which include Sierra Leone, Rwanda and Liberia, but debt relief is only part of the answer. The problem is poverty. Some countries have poverty without debt: some countries with debt are not interested in the poor. Giving debt relief...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Debt Reduction ( 3 Jun 1998)

Clare Short: Following a British initiative, the G8 summit agreed on the need to look at ways in which to provide more and earlier debt relief to help heavily indebted post-conflict countries, such as Rwanda and Liberia. Special arrangements are needed because, by definition, they lack a track record of good economic management, having come out of war and crisis. We are working to implement this and, in...

Sudan (29 Apr 1998)

Clare Short: ...and of north America shows that, in times of great poverty, it is difficult for countries to deliver fruits to all their people, and if they are not careful, conflict results. That has happened in Rwanda and many other countries. I do not know enough about Sudan's history to comment on the position 50 years ago, but the Sudanese Government have a major responsibility for the present...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative (29 Apr 1998)

Dr Jenny Tonge: Does the Secretary of State think that the HIPC initiative offers sufficient relief to countries such as Rwanda, which is struggling to recover from genocide? Does she agree that, in view of Rwanda's unique position, the HIPC initiative should be moved much more swiftly and freely to give that country relief immediately?

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: International Monetary Fund-World Bank Meeting (29 Apr 1998)

Clare Short: ...among other countries to the target of getting three quarters of countries on course by 2000. Now everyone agrees that it is likely to be achieved, but we must not be complacent. Countries such as Rwanda do not qualify, and we must do more. I agree with the hon. Gentleman that the Churches and Jubilee 2000 have done a glorious job in mobilising support in this country and internationally...

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