§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will publish a statement concerning the meeting of EEC aid Ministers in Luxembourg, with particular reference to relations of the EEC with Commonwealth Asia.
§ Mr. William Price
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for Rushcliffe (Mr. Clarke) on 14th June—[Vol. 874, c.661–62.]—Although relations between the Community and Asian Commonwealth countries were not discussed specifically at the Council I would expect those countries to benefit substantially from Community actions in favour of developing countries hardest hit by the oil crisis and under a Community policy for a world-wide distribution of its aid.