HC Deb 02 May 1980 vol 983 cc689-90W
Dame Judith Hart

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will give the latest available figure on the relative proportions of multilateral and bilateral development assistance within the aid programme.

Mr. Neil Marten

In 1978 multilateral aid was 25 per cent. of total gross aid programme expenditure. The provisional figure for 1979 is 28 per cent.

79 and 1979–80, and provided for 1980–81, are listed below. The provisions for 1980–81 may be subject to change during the course of the year; approval will be sought, as necessary, in Supplementary Estimates.