§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on which dam and large-scale power projects approved for ATP assistance in the last five years there has not been a full environmental impact assessment.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
All ODA projects, including ATP projects, are subject to environmental assessment according to the guidelines and procedures described in our Manual of Environmental Appraisal, first issued in 1989, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. If on initial screening the proposed development registers any significant environmental impacts then we would take further steps to ensure a more detailed environmental appraisal, or environmental impact assessment, is carried out.
The following two projects were not subject to more detailed environmental appraisal: gas turbines, Philippines; scattered diesels, Indonesia. Both projects were approved before the ODA guidelines on environmental appraisal came into being.