§ Mr. Maclean
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on her Department's policy towards the European Investment Bank Third World loan packages, with particular reference to environmental impact assessments. 
§ Clare Short
The Government scrutinise proposals coming to the European Investment Bank Board of Directors to assess their developmental soundness. This includes consideration of environmental issues. The European Investment Bank itself reviews all projects for environmental impact as an integral part of its appraisal process.