HC Deb 16 April 1999 vol 329 c387W
Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to encourage the attachment of environmental and social conditions to the provision by official bodies of(a) international loans and (b) other financial assistance to Indonesia. [77643]

Ms Hewitt

The UK supports the importance attached by the IMF and World Bank to social and environmental issues in the context of its assistance to Indonesia.

A number of the reforms on which Indonesia's IMF programme is conditional relate to policies aimed at mitigating the effect of the financial crisis on the poorest in society. All World Bank projects take account of environmental guidelines, a copy of which has been placed in the House of Commons Library.

Overseas assistance is the responsibility of DFID, which is focusing on addressing a number of social and environmental issues in Indonesia.

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