HL Deb 28 November 1994 vol 559 cc26-7WA
Lord Molloy

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they intend to take in respect of the Pergau Dam project, in the light of the recent judgment of the High Court.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

The Government have yet to receive and study the written judgment. Until we do so and have decided for or against an appeal, we cannot decide on the implications for the aid programme.

Meanwhile, the Overseas Development Administration is reviewing carefully all the projects and activities it funds, including those under the aid and trade provision, to see whether there are any others approved under our previous understanding of the Overseas Development and Co-operation Act which might also fall outside the interpretation of the Act given by the High Court recently.