Overseas Aid and Development

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 4:43 pm on 22nd June 1994.

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Photo of John Denham John Denham , Southampton, Itchen 4:43 pm, 22nd June 1994

The Minister has referred to various studies which generally show that African countries will be worse off in absolute terms as a result of the GATT negotiations because the relative advantage of the Lomé preferences will be lost. Will the Minister give a commitment to make sure that those countries are compensated for the loss they will suffer under the new trading arrangements?