§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the Government's policy in relation to the sectarian conflict in Maluku; what discussions he has had with the Indonesian President on this issue; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Battle
My right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary and I discussed the sectarian conflict in Maluku with President Wahid and his Foreign Minister when they were in London on 1 February. We expressed our concerns to President Wahid about the violence and loss of life. President Wahid reaffirmed his commitment to secure lasting peace between the two communities. We shall support him vigorously in his efforts and stand ready to help him in any way possible.