CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DFID – MOZAMBIQUE FLOODS – 16 March 2000

Dr Julian Lewis: Will the right hon. Lady [Clare Short] accept that some Opposition Members do know a little about the history of that tragic country, and that some of us know that in other crises her Department has performed more adequately than it has in Mozambique? Will she accept that we are having a debate about that crisis? Does she deny that she said on the "Today" programme that the problem was the Ministry of Defence "charging very high prices and coming in too slow"? If that is the case, will she say which of the two Defence Ministers who are sitting flanking her on the Front Bench like jailers she holds responsible?