HC Deb 23 February 1965 vol 707 cc49-50W
32. Mr. Hornby

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she has yet completed her review of the British aid programme; and whether she will publish her conclusions, together with an account of the organisation of her Department's work at home and overseas, in the form of a White Paper.

Mrs. Castle

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the right hon. Member for Mitcham (Mr. R. Carr) at Question Time today.

38. Mr. Alison

asked the Minister of Overseas Development, in view of the balance of payments situation, if it is still Her Majesty's Government's policy that the level of Government overseas aid should be immediately increased to I per cent. of the national income.

Mrs. Castle

It is our policy to increase our aid programme as our economic situation permits. The rate of increase must depend on our economic progress.