§ Sir Alastair Goodlad
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions she has had with the(a) Minister without Portfolio and (b) Chancellor of the Exchequer about a Third World debt reduction project at the Millennium Dome; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Clare Short
My Department and the Treasury have consulted carefully with each other about the so-called "Bondfire Project". Earlier this month I wrote to the Minister without Portfolio, stressing the need to ensure if the project went ahead that bond purchasers' money went to help poor countries, not their creditors. I understand the proposal is now being revised.