HC Deb 04 December 1989 vol 163 c10W
116. Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what economic aid is currently given to Poland.

Mrs. Chalker

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced a know-how fund for Poland during General Jaruzelski's visit in June; and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State announced on 29 November that it would be doubled. The fund, in effect a technical co-operation programme, will total £50 million over five years. We expect to spend £3 million in the current financial year. My right hon. Friend also announced a contribution of $100 million to a stabilisation fund for Poland, and finance for an agricultural project costing some £15 million.

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