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Timber Industries

Volume 180: debated on Monday 12 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funds have been allocated by the Government to promote sustainable timber industries in tropical rain forest regions during 1990–91 and 1991–92.

The ODA currently expects to spend about £400,000 in 1990–91 and about £490,000 in 1991–92 on such projects in Honduras, Papua New Guinea, the Solomons and Vanuatu. The Commonwealth Development Corporation also has investment commitments to projects in seven countries.