HC Deb 07 February 1986 vol 91 cc267-8W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the impact that the rise in pound sterling interest rates has had on the economies of less developed countries.

Mrs. Chalker

The proportion of debt of less developed countries denominated in pounds sterling is so small that a change in sterling interest rates has relatively little impact.

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