§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 19 April,Official Report, column 30, on joint funding scheme projects, what were the activities engaged in to which his Department had not agreed and which caused the request to reimburse the grant; and how this was discovered.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Concern arose over this project when it was discovered that it included an element of evangelism. It is not the purpose of the joint funding scheme to support such activities, and World Vision was asked to reimburse the grant advanced to this project. It accepted our decision and readily returned the funds. The problem came to light when a representative of the British embassy in Jakarta visited the project.