§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent initiatives his Department has taken to resolve conflict in Sierra Leone. 
§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
We are playing a leading role in helping to promote lasting peace, democracy and prosperity in Sierra Leone. Britain is hosting the first meeting of the Sierra Leone Contract Group on 5 November. The meeting is intended to boost the efforts of the International community to build peace and reconciliation in Sierra Leone. Britain is also helping to resolve conflict by supporting the disarmament and reintegration of ex-combatants, through a £6.5 million pledge from the Department for International Development.