§ 46. Sir David Steel
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures Her Majesty's Government propose to take in the forthcoming year as regards the debt burden of developing nations.
§ Mr. Maude
For those indebted countries pursuing economic reforms, we will continue to provide financial assistance through the IMF and World Bank, the rescheduling of official debts in the Paris club and, where appropriate, bilateral aid. We will also continue to implement the special measures for the poorest debtors agreed at the 1988 Toronto economic summit. For 695W middle-income debtors, specific support for commercial bank debt reduction operations will continue to be available through the IMF and World Bank.