§ 21 . Mr. Connarty
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how she plans to increase public awareness of development issues; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Clare Short
My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development will chair the first meeting of the Development Awareness Working Group on 31 March. This will consider an outline strategy document for our work in this area. We are seeking not only to review the treatment of development issues in the formal education sector, but also to find new ways to engage other sectors of the Community.
My hon. Friend and I are also continuing a series of regional visits to take the message of the recent White Paper on International Development to a wider audience.