International Monetary Fund

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st February 2012.

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Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what they consider to be the geographic areas in greatest need of International Monetary Fund funding and support.

Photo of Lord Sassoon Lord Sassoon The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lends money to countries based on their individual needs. The IMF currently has over 50 lending programmes in place around the world. Any requests from member countries for IMF assistance are considered by the IMF Executive Board, of which the UK is a member, on a case-by-case basis.

Further details of IMF lending and conditionality policy can be found at:

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