§ Mr. Marlow
To ask the Prime Minister to what extent additional loans from the European investment bank will be underwritten by other EC institutions.
§ The Prime Minister
The European investment bank is required by its statute to lend only if it has a guarantee from a member state or other adequate guarantees, such as from a commercial bank. It is not the practice, nor is it intended, for Community institutions to guarantee EIB loans within the European Community.