§ Q56. Mr. Tom Clarke
asked the Prime Minister if she will ensure that no British aid is given by the Commonwealth Development Corporation to the Philippines until all intimidation of farmers ceases.
§ The Prime Minister
My right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development held a meeting on 29 November with a number of MPs and representatives of the Commonwealth Development Corporation, the British Council of Churches, the Catholic Institute for International Relations and other bodies who have expressed concern about the corporation's proposal to invest in an oil palm project in Mindanao. He undertook to consider the matter further and will reach a conclusion as soon as possible.