HC Deb 29 June 1967 vol 749 c119W
Mr. Judd

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what specific steps he will take to increase the proportion of United Kingdom aid and development programmes organised on a multilateral basis and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Bottomley

While it is our policy to give high priority to multilateral aid, there are also many and pressing claims on the aid programme from individual countries. In view of the current limitations on the size of the aid programme, therefore, our ability to increase the multilateral element is necessarily limited.