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Developing Countries: Private Sector

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which businesses expressed an interest in involvement in the Business Call to Action; which expressions of interest his Department did not proceed with; what the reasons for not proceeding were in each case; and if he will make a statement. (276700)

A total of 66 companies have signed up to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) since July 2007. A regularly updated list of signatory companies can be found at:

www.business-call-to-action.com.

The Department for International Development (DFID) is unable to disclose the specific reasons for not proceeding in cases on the grounds of commercial sensitivity.