HC Deb 17 June 1999 vol 333 c198W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the World bank projects involving(a) the construction of dams and (b) population resettlement, which have been given category "B" status. [87119]

Clare Short

The World bank informs us that according to the information in its database, there are 95 projects currently under implementation which are listed as having significant dam components. Of these, 41 are listed as Environmental Assessment category "B" projects. According to the report "Inventory of Projects with Involuntary Resettlement" dated 14 June 1999, the bank has 234 projects with resettlement which are currently under implementation. Of these, 122 projects are classified as category "B" projects.