§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on elections in Afghanistan. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
The UK supports the efforts being taken by the UN and the Afghan Transitional Administration to prepare for elections later this year.205W
The UK has contributed £3 million to these preparations to date, and DFID are considering committing further funds. We encourage the international community to fully support the Afghan Government and the UN in their preparations for the elections. This will be one of the issues covered at the Berlin Conference on Afghanistan on 31 March—1 April, which I will attend.