§ Mr. Edwards
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations the Government have made to the Government of Guatemala on the problem of street children; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Clare Short
The Government have been monitoring closely the Government of Guatemala's compliance to the UN Convention On The Rights of the Child, and we have raised our concerns about the deaths of street children on a number of occasions bilaterally. The UK also supported an EU statement critical of the Government of Guatemala's record of safeguarding human rights, at last year's multi donor Consultative Group meeting.