§ Mr. Keith Hill
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the British contribution to the regional development banks is used for projects that(a) directly benefit the poorest people in developing countries and (b) helps meet the goals established at the world summit for children.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
United Kingdom contributions are used to support the overall operations of regional development banks. It is not possible to estimate what proportion can be attributed to projects of this kind.17W