HC Deb 02 April 1998 vol 309 c622W
Mr. Kidney

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what actions he will propose to the EU Meeting of Ministers in Birmingham in May to relieve the heavily indebted poor countries of their debt by the year 2000. [37090]

Mrs. Liddell

At the G8 summit in Birmingham in May, the Government will promote the speedy and effective implementation of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative along the lines that the Chancellor set out in his Mauritius Mandate statement last September.