HC Deb 25 February 1998 vol 307 c255W
15. Helen Jackson

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress she is making on the multilateral agreement on investment. [29624]

Clare Short

My Department has commissioned Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford to produce a study of the implications of the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI) for developing countries which will be ready in good time for the MAI Negotiating Group meeting in April. This initiative has been welcomed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) Development Assistance Committee and by NGOs. It will be made available to the governments of developing countries.