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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons am 12:00 am ar 27 Ionawr 1997.

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Photo of Miss Emma Nicholson Miss Emma Nicholson , Torridge and West Devon 12:00, 27 Ionawr 1997

Will the Minister inform the House how much of his Department's bilateral aid programme has been dedicated to education? Education in Rwanda touches only the 8 per cent. of the population who are literate, despite the fact, of which the Minister does not appear to be aware, that for the past two and a half years the Rwandan Cabinet has been a coalition, elected from all parts of society, and a very good Government. None the less, our Government are still not supporting UNESCO through multilateral aid, despite the wonderful work of the organisation there. Will the Minister discuss the matter with UNESCO's deputy director-general, Professor Maurizio Iaccarino, who will be in London this week?