§ Mr. Dawson
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment on the Government's efforts to assist poor countries; and if she will make a statement. 201W
§ Mrs. Roche
[holding answer 30 January 1998]: The Department for International Development is commissioning a study on any implications the MAI may have for developing countries. We support continued consultation with developing countries on this matter.