HC Deb 21 July 1953 vol 46 c202W
Mr. Barnett

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs by how much the overseas development budget for the current year is affected by the recent restrictions in Government expenditure: which sections of overseas aid expenditure are likely to be affected; and by how much.

Mr. Raison

The cash limit for overseas aid will be reduced by £19.7 million. I expect to find this from moneys set aside for contingencies or from other savings such as slippage: existing commitments will not be affected.