§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals he has to put to other members of international aid organisations regarding the clarification of their objectives.
§ Lord Balniel
My right hon. Friend has no specific proposals to make in this matter.
Her Majesty's Government's primary objective is, through its membership of international aid organisations and in its 118W bilateral aid relationships, to contribute to the economic and social development of the developing countries, particularly those whose needs are greatest. It is our aim, by example and persuasion, to seek to influence other countries to direct their aid efforts towards similar objectives.