HC Deb 21 January 1998 vol 304 c556W
Sir Alastair Goodlad

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when she expects the system of mixed credits to replace the aid-for-trade provision to be introduced; and if she will make a statement. [24234]

Clare Short

No separate scheme will be launched. Mixed credits could be one of a range of instruments deployed to deliver an agreed aid programme in any particular developing country. As the White Paper makes clear, to avoid the abuses of the past, any mixed credits will be managed within agreed country strategies with the primary aim of helping to reduce poverty.

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