§ 42. Mr. Janner
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement regarding United Kingdom aid to Bulgaria.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Bulgaria will become eligible for support from the know-how fund once the new Government have shown their firm commitment to economic and political reform, as we hope they soon will. We are already contributing to humanitarian aid through the Community's PHARE programme. We have encouraged the Commission to consider urgently Bulgarian requests for food assistance.