§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations she has made to the Government of Sudan over the recent bombings of civilians in the Nuba mountains. 
§ Clare Short
We have regularly expressed concern at the highest levels in Khartoum about incidents of aerial bombing of civilian targets. We do so bilaterally and also with our European partners through the EU/Sudan Political Dialogue. We also issued a statement, with our EU partners, calling for restraint by both sides in the wake of the renewed SPLA offensive in Bahr al Ghazal.