§ 25. Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made towards providing a corridor of tranquillity in Sudan. 
§ Clare Short
The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Technical Committee on Humanitarian Affairs met on 16 to 18 November 1998. An agreement on the operational standards for rail corridors and cross-line road corridors was signed by the Government of Sudan, the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement and the UN. Further work is being undertaken to put this agreement into effect.