§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the United Kingdom is doing to help the training of the police and crowd control marshals in South Africa, with particular reference to election monitoring.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Following a successful pilot project, we have agreed to help train marshals in crowd control at a cost of £750,000. We also plan to train 6,000 peace monitors who will be deployed during the elections at a cost of some £830,000. In addition we shall contribute to the activities of the new electoral unit to be set up in South Africa by the European Union, and consider any specific requests from the South African Independent Electoral Commission.