HC Deb 26 April 1990 vol 171 cc311-2W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his Department will initiate a programme to provide assistance to eastern European states on banking, taxation and pricing policies in the context of an international free market economy in Europe.

Mr Ryder

The United Kingdom's know-how fund, which has been extended to cover Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and East Germany covers these areas of assistance. Training and consultancy programmes on banking, pricing policies and taxation are already in place in Poland and will be starting in Czechoslovakia.