HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 c140W
68. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Minister of Overseas Development by what criteria he decides what is the right proportion of British overseas aid to be tied to the purchase of British manufactured goods.

Mr. Oram

I have to take into account first and foremost the needs of the recipient country and the kind of aid which will most effectively provide the right kind of development. Subject to this consideration, our policy is to ensure that as much aid as possible is used to supply British goods.