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Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 1 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Brett on 4 November (WA 63) regarding Commonwealth Secretariat discussions with the Government of Nauru regarding the payment of arrears owed, what was the content of the discussions; and what is the current outcome and position. [HL144]

The Commonwealth Secretariat held discussions with Nauru to agree and implement a repayment plan prior to the exclusion date of 1 January 2006. The Commonwealth Secretariat has informed us that, since being excluded, the Government of Nauru have made enquiries and discussed the matter with the secretariat, but have not put forward specific repayment plans or proposals.