HC Deb 05 June 1972 vol 838 c17W
66. Mr. Crowder

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the yearly amount of aid, in terms of the percentage of gross national product, given by Great Britain to the developing countries in each of the last five years; and how this compares with the contributions made by other developed countries.

Mr. Wood

In all these years our official aid as a percentage of gross national product exceeded the average of the aid given by the members of the Development Assistance Committee.

The following is the information:

British Aid
Year Net Official Flows Percentage of GNP DAC Average as percentage of GNP
£ millions
1967 179.0 0.45 0.42
1968 178.5 0.42 0.38
1969 178.5 0.39 0.36
1970 188.9 0.37 0.34
1971 235.4 0.42 0.34*
* Provisional.