HC Deb 12 April 1967 vol 744 cc213-4W
Mr. Wood

asked the Minister of Overseas Development if he will issue a revised table showing the percentages of national income, during the financial years 1964–65 and 1965–66, represented by Government aid to developing countries and by the new long-term movement of private capital to those countries in accordance with the criteria agreed at the 1964 U.N.C.T.A.O. Conference, and the total of national income, Government aid and private capital to which these percentages relate.

Mr. Bottomley

I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for the opportunity to provide a revised version of the table included in my reply of 21st February. This relates to calendar years as the figures available cannot be sufficiently accurately broken down on a financial year basis to justify publication.

£ million £ million
1964 1965
1. Net national product at factor cost (National Income) 26,593 28,279
2. Flow of official resources (net of amortization) 175 172
3. 2 as a percentage of 1 0.66 0.61
4. Estimated flow of private resources (net)* 143 151
5. 4 as a percentage of 1 0.54 0.53
6. Total flow of official and private resources 318 323
7. 6 as a percentage of 1 1.20 1.14
* Private Investment, net of disinvestment, plus the net change in the amount of private export credits under British official guarantee of over one year's maturity. —[Vol. 741: c. 262–63.]