§ Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his Answer of 22 October 2003,Official Report, column 615W, on the Great Lakes Region, what monitoring took place of the Interim Emergency Multinational Force; and what monitoring is taking place of the UN Organisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo Ituri Brigade. 
§ Mr. Mullin
The actions of the Interim Emergency Multinational Force (IEMF) was monitored and evaluated by the Political and Security Committee of the EU. The IEMF's operations were also discussed by EU member states.
The work of the Ituri Brigade of the UN Organisation Mission in the DRC (MONUC) is regularly monitored by the UN's Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York and by the UN Security Council through 407W regular reporting. MONUC also provides weekly briefings to diplomatic missions in Kinshasa. Representatives from our embassy regularly visit the region and discuss the situation there with the UN Secretary General's Special Representative.