§ Mr. Baldry
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what impact the decision not to contribute to the Africa fund of the World Bank will have on the ability of the United Kingdom companies to win orders generated by World Bank aid to Africa.
§ Mr. Raison
We would expect to secure procurement access to the World Bank's special facility for sub-Saharan Africa if we untied the bilateral aid which we have undertaken to earmark for use in support of the facility. This question is still under consideration.
§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will reach a decision about whether to have tied offshore procurement in respect of the £15 million a year earmarked for use in support of the World Bank special facility for sub-Saharan Africa.