HC Deb 20 November 1997 vol 301 c280W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proposals she has to change the 1997–98 External Financing Limit for the Commonwealth Development Corporation.[17521]

Clare Short

The External Financing Limit for CDC for 1997–98 will be increased by £2,300,000 from minus £40,000,000 to minus £37,700,000. The change allows for the take-up of an entitlement under end year flexibility arrangements. The increase will be charged to the Reserve and will not therefore add to the planned total of public expenditure.