§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the financial aspects of the agreement with Brazil on rain forest issues, arranged during the visit of the right hon. Member for Bath (Mr. Patten).
§ Mrs. Chalker
Our programme of rain forest and other environmental assistance to Brazil will represent additional aid for that country, financed from the new £100 million for ODA's tropical forestry activities announced by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister at the United Nations last November.
The level of assistance for Brazil is not fixed and will depend on the number of projects which can be agreed. The first project agreed under the memorandum of understanding, for climate-related research, is expected to cost some £2.5 million.