HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c117W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on progress in determining the future status of the Commonwealth Institute. [86916]

Mr. Tony Lloyd

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Commonwealth Institute have not yet reached a final agreement on the financial arrangements which will underpin the plan for the Institute to become a company limited by guarantee, while remaining a charity. Both sides hope that the remaining differences can be resolved soon and are working together to that end.

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