§ Mrs. Lawrence
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will proceed with the second stage of the independent review of the implementation of the recommendations made by KPMG in December 1999 on the adequacy of the(a) risk management system and (b) processes of the Export Credit Guarantees Department. 
§ Mr. Boateng
My predecessor announced to the House on 30 November 2000 that KPMG would carry out a post-implementation review of ECGD's progress in addressing the recommendations made by KPMG in December 1999. The first stage of that review was completed last January, and was reported to the House on 31 January. I am pleased to announce that the second stage has now commenced. The review is expected to take between four and six weeks, and I will place a copy of KPMG's report in the Library of the House.