HC Deb 06 July 1989 vol 156 c230W
44. Mr. Gow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he next expects to meet the managing director of the International Monetary Fund; and what matters he expects to discuss.

Mr. Lilley

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor expects to see Mr. Camdessus on the occasion of the IMF interim committee meeting in Washington in September, when a wide range of matters will be discussed.

Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the most recent discussion of the International Monetary Fund on help to(a) Guyana, (b) Cameroon, (c) Malaysia and (d) Sri Lanka.

Mr. Lilley

The discussions to which the hon. Member refers are confidential. Cameroon and Sri Lanka have current fund programmes. Malaysia has not applied for IMF assistance recently. Guyana has arrears to the fund but is currently following a fund-monitored programme with the objective of paying these off.