HC Deb 20 October 1966 vol 734 cc73-4W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Overseas Development how far Great Britain kept her promise to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to transfer 1 per cent. of its national income to developing countries; to which countries British contributions have gone; how much the contributions will be for 1966; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bottomley

The transfer in 1965 including net official aid and estimated net private investment, was 1.1 per cent. of national income. The distribution of official aid in 1965 appears in my Department's statistical publication "British Aid", available in the Library of the House. The total financial flow in 1966–67 cannot be given until the figure for private investment in that years is available.