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Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the outcomes of each investment made by Actis since February 2004. (114778)

CDC Group plc, as a Government-owned fund of funds, provides capital for investment in sustainable and responsibly managed private sector businesses in poorer countries through funds managed by Actis and others. CDC is responsible for assessing the outcome of fund managers' investments against the objectives and business principles which I agreed with it in 2004. Results are published in CDC's annual report.