§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonweath Affairs what contribution the Government are proposing to make to the recently announced second replenishment of the Caribbean development bank's special development fund; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Subject to Parliament's approval, the Government propose to contribute US $15 million (£9,252,510) to the fund. This will be 50 per cent. more842W than our contribution to the first replenishment. The replenishment will facilitate a lending programme of $132 million mainly to the poorer Caribbean countries during the years 1988 to 1991.