§ 39. Mr. Phillip Oppenheim
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has made any assessment of the cost to the United Kingdom of writing off the debts of the world's poorest countries; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
Although our policy of commuting aid loans to grants to the poorest countries has benefited 21 countries at a cost of £987 million, we have made no assessment of the cost to the United Kingdom of writing off all the debts of such countries.