International Development Association (Amendment) Bill 2003: Committee and Remaining Stages.

Bill put through Committee, reported without recommendation and received for final consideration.
Question proposed: "That the Bill be returned to the Dáil."

I thank all parties in the House for the debate on the Bill and their support for the IDA. By supporting this Bill, we address hardships faced by the poorest and most vulnerable in IDA countries. I was in Maputo recently and saw the work being done in one of the poorest countries in the world. It is important that we contribute our share and more to help people in those ravaged countries and that issues such as HIV-AIDS, post-conflict crisis, health and social services and human development are addressed. I welcome this Bill because it is important for us to continue to support these worthwhile initiatives. I thank the officials for their work in this area.

I thank the Minister of State and his officials for bringing this Bill to the House. We all welcome and support it.

Question put and agreed to.

When is it proposed to sit again?

Tomorrow at 10.30 a.m.