§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to his answer of 30 March 1999,Official Report, columns 571–72, on export controls, what estimate he has made of the length of time which it will take the Governments of (a) Algeria and (b) Jordan to repay the debt arising from Export Credits Guarantee Department claims for sales to defence buyers. 
§ Mr. Wilson
[holding answer 19 April 1999]: Under the terms of the current UK/Algeria and UK/Jordan Debt Agreements covering both civil and military debt, the final repayments are due on 30 November 2011 and 30 April 2016 respectively. Jordan is in the process of negotiating a new IMF programme which is expected to involve a further rescheduling of its Paris Club debt.