§ Mr. Alexander
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government intend to make a contribution to the Disasters Emergency Committee's appeal for Ethiopia.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
I have just informed the disasters emergency committee that the Overseas Development Administration will be contributing £2 million to its appeal. This follows the Government's recent £2 million contribution to the United Nations' airlift operation and brings to over £25 million the Government's help so far this year for famine relief in Ethiopia.