HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c557W
20. Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress she has made in implementing her commitment to take steps to reduce third world debt. [3875]

Clare Short

Both my right hon. Friend the Chancellor and I have been working to secure a solution to the debt problems of the poorest countries. Agreement on debt relief for a number of countries is expected from creditors over the next few months.