Clause 1

Part of Debt Relief (Developing Countries) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 9th March 2010.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke Shadow Minister (Treasury) 9:45 am, 9th March 2010

I am grateful to the hon. Lady for her remarks. She has clarified the intention behind the wording of subsection (6). I accept that other countries, not currently on the list of eligibility for the HIPC initiative, may be added, and she set out the very limited circumstances in which that might happen. As I may have mentioned in my earlier remarks, amendment 1 was probing, to seek clarity on that point. Having achieved that clarity, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.