Mr. John M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what help the British High Commission in Dhaka has given in support of British consultants securing the phase II consultancy for the Jamuna bridge contract in Bangladesh, as well as other work deriving from the Bangladesh bridges phase II programme; and what steps the Overseas Development Administration's permanent delegation to the World Bank is taking to monitor the progress of these projects.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
The British High Commissioner in Bangladesh has offered his full support to the British consultants.
The United Kingdom delegation to the World Bank is in touch with bank staff about the award of the phase II contract, and will continue to monitor progress.