HC Deb 15 December 1964 vol 704 c33W
31. Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what percentages of British Government loans in the last five years were made to developing countries at under 1 per cent. interest and over 5½ per cent. interest, respectively; and whether, in view of the comments by the Development Advisory Committee of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development about the high rates of interest on such British loans and of the fact that 60 per cent, of United States loans have been at under 1 per cent. interest, she will state the policy of Her Majesty's Government in this matter.

Mrs. Castle

The information is not readily available, but I will send it to my hon. Friend. With regard to the second part of my hon. Friend's Question, I have nothing to add to the observations on general policy which I have made in reply to an earlier Question.

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