§ Lord Kirkhill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will now apply on behalf of the United Kingdom to join the Council of Europe's Social Development Fund.
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
We are considering whether the United Kingdom should participate in a variety of international bodies in the context of the comprehensive review of expenditure.182WA Once that review has been completed, we shall be better placed to take a decision on United Kingdom membership of the Council of Europe's Social Development Fund.