HC Deb 29 April 1998 vol 311 c157W
27. Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support her Department is giving to Caribbean banana producers. [39087]

Clare Short

The Government are working hard to ensure that the interests of the Caribbean banana producers are taken fully into account in revising the EU' s current banana regime. In addition, we are also providing support, through the EC and bilaterally, for the banana industry—through restructuring and help to improve efficiency; for economic diversification; and for general economic and social development.