§ 63. Mr. Canavan
asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the target figure for expenditure on overseas aid for the current year and for each year to 1983–84, expressed as a percentage of gross national product.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
We have no such target figure. Aid performance figures expressed as a percentage of GNP are compiled historically, but I cannot forecast aid expenditure as a share of GNP. It depends on the outturn of GNP for the year in question.
§ 70. Mr. McElhone
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will now consider increasing the aid programme.