To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) technical support the Government is providing to the St Vincent Government in response to the recent eruptions of the La Soufrière volcano.
We are monitoring the situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines closely and our thoughts are with those affected by the eruption.
The UK has pledged an initial £200,000 to help address the immediate humanitarian impact of the volcano eruption, which will be used for emergency supplies and other immediate needs.
Urgently needed technical experts will support relief efforts on the ground, support emergency telecommunications, and restore critical lifeline facilities, like transport links.
We will continue to work with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency to provide further support.