HC Deb 28 November 2002 vol 395 cc462-3W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the level of funding of the hold in trust policy for those countries yet to secure debt relief due to civil wars. [83193]

John Healey

The latest data show that the UK has been holding in trust a total of 1,057,200 for six countries still to secure debt relief because of civil wars, external conflict or the absence of a poverty reduction programme. We continue to use international and bilateral meetings to urge other creditors to follow our lead on this policy.