HC Deb 11 July 1988 vol 137 c8W
81. Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress the Commonwealth Fund for Technical Co-operation has made in engendering economic and social development in developing Commonwealth countries since its establishment.

Mr. Chris Patten

At their meeting in Vancouver last November Commonwealth Heads of Government expressed their appreciation of the effective way in which the fund was meeting urgent needs for expertise and training in a wide variety of fields.