HC Deb 17 July 2003 vol 409 cc459-60W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures he is taking to increase the transparency of (a) World Bank and (b) IMF decisions about countries coming olf track with the heavily indebted poor countries initiative. [125815]

John Healey

The UK continues to be at the forefront of promoting transparency at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. We strongly support country-owned Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) and have continually supported the publication of country programme documents and HIPC documents. We have also supported the publication of specific information on the status of all HIPC country cases and PRSPs which is now regularly provided in the context of meetings of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) and Development Committee.

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