§ Mr. Dhanda
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on the new opportunities created by her Department for the support of education work in Sudan. 
§ Clare Short
My Department has continued to build on the relationships with key agencies working on education in Sudan, following a successful seminar in London in June. The support for the UNICEF education project in the Nuba Mountains is moving ahead well, some 600 schools will receive additional books and materials by February next year. As I explained in my answer to the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Dr. Tonge) on 25 November 2002,Official Report, column 32W, my Senior Education Adviser reviewed progress in the sector during a visit to Sudan in October. I hope to announce significant additional support for primary schools in the north and south in line with progress at the peace talks resuming early in the New Year.