HC Deb 07 March 1990 vol 168 cc694-5W
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 middle-income debtors, specific support for commercial bank debt reduction operations will continue to be available through the IMF and World Bank.

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