§ Mr. Faulds
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps Her Majesty's Government are taking within the European Economic Community Council of Ministers to ensure that the aid provided through Lomé conventions III and IV to the Ethiopian Government is administered in the interests of, and actually reaches, those for whom it is intended.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
We are actively involved in examining proposals prepared by the Commission for development assistance to Ethiopia under the Lomé conventions through our participation in the European development fund committee, on which all member states are represented. We have consistently stressed to the Commission the importance of close monitoring of such assistance to ensure that the aid reaches the intended beneficiaries.