HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 cc451-2W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what extent projects in eastern Europe funded by the know-how fund have to meet environmental criteria; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The know-how fund is a technical assistance programme and most of its projects are in sectors where environmental impact is limited or non-existent; for example privatisation, management training, accountancy development and the stimulation of small businesses. For those know-how fund projects with environmental aspects, the criteria used are the same as those operated for the rest of the UK aid programme. There is a tranche of the know-how fund that is available specifically to fund environmental projects.

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