§ Mr. Hamling
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what plans he has to extend the scope of overseas aid; whether he will publish in the Offical Report the figures of overseas aid given by the United Kingdom in each of the last six years expressed in fixed prices; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Prentice
Official overseas aid, like other public expenditure, is reviewed each year, and I have no statement to make at the present time. Gross disbursements under the British aid programme in each of the last six years at constant prices, taking 1963 as the base year, were:
£ million 1963 160.1 1964 186.4 1965 183.9 1966 189.2 1967 181.6 1968 175.3