HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 c20W
Mr. Hooky

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is taking any steps to strengthen sanctions clauses in agreements with national and multinational companies which involve the use of overseas aid funds, either by way of grant or loan.

Mr. Raison

Officials responsible for aid programme funds are provided with guidance, which is under continual review, covering the way in which agreements with recipient Governments and contracts between those Governments, or their public authorities, and commercial companies should be handled. This guidance is detailed and comprehensive; certain agreements or contracts may require particular safeguards or sanctions clauses and these are considered and adopted as necessary.

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