§ Miss McIntosh
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the increase in pre-accession aid announced in the Presidency conclusion of the Luxembourg European Council of 12 to 13 December 1997. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
We welcome the commitment to an increase of preaccession aid made in paragraph 17 of the Luxembourg European Council Presidency Conclusions. We look forward to detailed Commission proposals being tabled soon.