Letter: Third World debts

Sir: We keep hearing that the Jubilee 2000 plan for Third World debt forgiveness is fine in theory, but too risky: how can we be sure that all the money released will be used for the benefit of poor people?

When the Lord told Moses that a jubilee year is the time to forgive debts, he didn't add, "so long as the debtor is someone you approve of."

JANE VAN TASSEL

ERIC VAN TASSEL

Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire

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