§ Mr. Simon Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much Britain's contribution to the earth increment to the International Development Association will be; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The question of an earth increment, which was proposed by the president of the World bank at UNCED, is one of the issues being discussed in the context of the 10th replenishment of the resources of the International Development Association (IDA). The negotiations on the replenishment are likely to be completed sometime this coming winter.