HC Deb 28 June 1974 vol 875 cc568-9W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Minister of Overseas Development (1) if she will list the countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Far East to which Great Britain gives financial and technical aid, which have sizeable commodity exports, with the main products involved, the latest revenues therefrom on an annual basis, and the populations of each;

(2) if she will list the African, Latin American and Far Eastern countries to which Great Britain gives financial and technical aid and which have small commodity earnings, with the extent to which their international indebtedness has been increased during the past year for which figures are available.

Mrs. Hart

My Ministry gives financial and/or technical assistance to more than 90 countries in the regions mentioned. I regret that the expense of assembling the information requested in a comparable for would be disproportionate, although a good deal is available in the Ministry's annual publication British Aid Statistics, and in United Nations, World Bank and Development Assistance Committee reports.