§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will offer financial and technical support to the Government of Somaliland for the parliamentary elections scheduled there in March 2005; and what further encouragement the Commission for Africa will extend to Somaliland for its continuing development of human rights, the rule of law and democracy. [HL4491]
§ The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)
DfID has advised the Somaliland Authorities that we are ready to consider technical support to the parliamentary elections due next year, in collaboration with other donors. It will be for the commissioners to decide on the contents of the Commission for Africa report.