§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with(a) representatives of non-Governmental organisations and (b) with commonwealth high commissioners about recent developments in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
We maintain regular and close contacts with NGO's about the situation in Somalia, including the recent developments. Officials have been in contact with individual Commonwealth High Commissions.
We have also expressed our condolences over the recent tragic death of Pakistani United Nations troops in Somalia.