§ Lord Brougham and Vaux
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether there have been any developments with regard to the United Kingdom's 1991 aid pledge for a joint Belize/Guatemala road link.
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Chalker of Wallasey)
We have decided to authorise the Belize element of Her Majesty's Government's pledge. Subject to satisfactory appraisal, the £75 million Belizean share of the pledge will be used to contribute to the financing of the Southern Highway project, which is the Belize Government's next infrastructure priority.
As relations between Belize and Guatemala develop, we hope to be able to proceed with the Guatemala element of the aid commitment.