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Mr. Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to amend his Department's Departmental Expenditure Limit and running costs limit for 2000-01. 
Mr. Hain: Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate for Class VII Vote I, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Departmental Expenditure Limit for 2000-01 will be increased by £96,723,000 from £1,113,610,000 to £1,210,333,000 and running cost limit will be increased by £17,989,000 from £513,993,000 to £531,982,000. The increase is the net effect of:
(i) additional provision of £73,935,000 on Section B for UK contributions to United Nations Missions in the former Yugoslavia (includes UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo) and the former Soviet Union, United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (Iraq), United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission, United Nations Mission for the Referendum on Western Sahara, United Nations Transitional Authority in East Timor, United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone, the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the European Community Monitoring Mission and Western European Union Police Mission in Albania;
Mr. Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what action he has taken in response to recent territorial claims on Belize by Guatemala; and if he will make a statement. 
The UK continues to support Belize's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We will provide legal assistance in Belize's efforts to demarcate its land and maritime. We continue to make our views clear to both sides.
Mr. Menzies Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he received between November 1999 and November 2000 on (a) the timing and (b) the content of strategic export controls legislation from (i) non- Governmental organisations including voluntary and charitable groups, (ii) commercial interests, companies and trade organisations and (iii) other categories; and if he will make a statement. 
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Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list those countries for which it is Government policy that they should ultimately be permitted to join the European Union. 
Mr. Vaz: There are currently 13 candidates for membership of the European Union (Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey).
Mr. Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which relocation companies hold contracts with her Department for the relocation of civil servants; when the contracts were last renewed; where the contracts were advertised; and what the length and value of each contract is. 
Clare Short: Crown Worldwide Ltd. provide relocation services to my Department for staff taking up or returning from assignments overseas. A three year contract, with the option of a two year extension, was signed in April 1998. It was advertised in October 1997 in the International Freight Weekly, EU Journal, Government Opportunities and the Daily Telegraph. The option for the two year extension was taken up in May 2000 and the contract will expire on 31 March 2003. The contract has no financial value, we pay for services provided. There is no contractual arrangement for relocation within the UK and staff are required to seek competitive tenders from three companies.
Mr. Pearson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what changes will be made to the Departmental Expenditure Limit and running costs limit for her Department in 2000-01. 
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Clare Short: Subject to parliamentary approval of the necessary Supplementary Estimate, for Class VIII, Vote 1: Department for International Development, the Departmental Expenditure Limit for 2000-01 will be increased by £8,546,000 from £2,113,186,000 to £2,121,732,000 for voted expenditure giving a total of voted and non-voted expenditure of £2,759,768,000. The running cost limit for the Department for International Development will be increased by £3,985,000. The increase is the net effect of:
Clare Short: We are strongly involved in supporting Rwanda's recovery and development and in supporting Uganda's development. We are also very supportive of the Lusaka peace process. We hope to support other countries' lead in Burundi. We have decided to undertake some analysis in the Department to deepen our understanding of the regional context. It would be an exaggeration to call this a regional policy.
Clare Short: The UN Special Envoy of the Secretary General for the drought in the Horn of Africa, Ms Catherine Bertini, visited Kenya and Ethiopia between 17-23 September. She found that there has been progress in addressing the effects of drought in the Horn of Africa region since April; food and non-food assistance provided through the United Nations, non-governmental organisations and Government has prevented a famine and set the foundation for recovery. Almost 1 million tonnes of food was delivered to drought affected people in the Horn of Africa countries between January and August 2000. She reported that the crisis is not over and millions of people are still at risk, and recommended that relief needs in the region should be reassessed this month with a new Interagency Relief Drought Appeal for the Horn of Africa being issued in December. We continue to respond to needs as they arise.
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|Cambodia||1997-98 (£000)||1998-99 (£000)||1999-2000 (£000)||Total (£000)||Status|
|Secondary English Teaching Project (CAMSET 1 and II)||808||764||863||2,090||Active|
|Phnom Penh Urban Poverty Project, Phase I||281||238||280||799||Complete|
|Health Sector Reform Project, Phase II and III||256||790||964||1,793||Active|
|Social Marketing of Contraceptives, Phase I and II||252||777||239||1,226||Active|
|Reproductive Health/Family Planning and Sexual Health||800||509||55||1,809||Complete|
|Malaria Project, Phase II||362||61||--||423||Complete|
|CONCERN Rural Development Project||--||--||117||117||Active|
|Support for Elections--UNDP Trust Fund||--||448||40||488||Complete|
|Support to Illegal Logging Unit||--||--||200||200||Complete|
|HIV/AIDS Care in the Community Support||63||12||28||28||Active|
|VSO EQIP (Education) Project||--||--||11||11||Active|
|Small Grants Scheme: Projects||102||120||120||342||Active|
|UNDP Reconciliation Project, Anlong Veng||--||150||--||150||Complete|
|Humanitarian Mine Action||442||693||2,810||3,945||Active|
|Joint Funding Scheme||694||629||522||1,845||Active|
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We have allocated £1.25 million to alleviate the suffering of flood victims in Cambodia. This includes £250,000 through the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), £500,000 through UNICEF and £500,000 for international non-governmental organisations. In addition, Cambodia will benefit from a part of the £600,000 allocated to the IFRC flood appeal for the Mekong region. We have contributed a further £125,000 as our share of the EU humanitarian aid package.
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