HC Deb 21 June 1993 vol 227 cc25-6W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent initiatives have been taken by the overseas development administration to assist countries of the former Soviet Union in cleaning up environmental contamination.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The know-how fund has financed two projects in Ukraine; the first to study environmental clean up priorities in the Kiev region post Chernobyl; and the second to provide equipment and training to help measure radioactivity levels in food products in the Kiev region.

In May 1993, we financed a study visit to Britain by Russians involved in radioactive waste management. The know-how fund hopes to begin several further environmental projects in Russia in the coming months.

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