§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures he is taking to ensure that Her Majesty's Government monitor the environmental policy of the African Development Bank as it is implemented in the Central African Republic; and if he will publish voting figures.
§ Mrs. Chalker
A rural development project for the Central African Republic was tentatively scheduled for presentation to the August session of the bank's executive board.
Executive directors representing several non-regional members of the bank, including the United Kingdom, asked management to withdraw the project until a comprehensive assessment of its environmental impact has been undertaken.