Parliamentary questions

Department for International Development | South Africa: Water

Date of question: 6.02.2018
Alex Sobel MP
"To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to provide humanitarian assistance to South Africa to help respond to the water shortage in Cape Town."
"We, and UK experts in London and in Cape Town, are in ongoing discussions with the Western Cape provincial and Cape Town municipal governments about how UK expertise and companies could collaborate with the South African authorities to address the short and long term water challenges. There have been no requests for humanitarian assistance and we have no plans to provide it."
Harriet Baldwin MP, Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)
"We, and UK experts in London and in Cape Town, are in ongoing discussions with the Western Cape provincial and Cape Town municipal governments about how UK expertise and companies could collaborate with the South African authorities to address the short and long term water challenges. There have been no requests for humanitarian assistance and we have no plans to provide it."

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