§ Mr. Denham
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether the United Kingdom position on the Arun III project proposal has been determined; and if he will make a statement;
(2) when he expects the Arun III project proposal to be presented to the board of the World bank;
(3)whether the ODA has completed an independent assessment of the Arun III project; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Subject to completion of the necessary formalities, the World bank expects to present the Nepal power generation project to the board of directors at the end of April. We will form a view once the project documents are circulated. We have not commissioned an independent assessment.