HC Deb 10 December 1998 vol 322 c299W
Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Governments of Honduras and Nicaragua regarding debt relief; what steps he has taken to secure debt relief for those countries; and if he will make a statement. [61773]

Ms Hewitt

The UK has already written off all of its aid loans to Honduras and Nicaragua. Last month, the Chancellor and Secretary of State for International Development called on the International Financial Institutions to look at mechanisms that could mitigate the debt service burdens on Honduras and Nicaragua and announced a £10 million contribution to a multilateral Trust Fund to help meet debt service payments to the IMF and World Bank.