§ Mr. Frank Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will state the grounds for rejection of Oxfam's application under the Overseas Development Administration joint funding scheme for aid with the following Nicaraguan projects:(a) the Atlantic coast livestock loan scheme, (b) the Fanor Urroz co-operative farm and (c) CISAS; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
All three project applications were rejected after the usual consultations. Oxfam has asked us to reconsider projects(a) and (b) and we have agreed to do so.