HC Deb 02 May 1980 vol 983 cc687-8W
Dame Judith Hart

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will list the multilateral commitments for 1980–81 from the aid programme, in both cash and constant price terms.

Mr. Neil Marten

Provision totalling £248.3 million for multilateral commitments—including £50 million non-voted attribution for certain European Community aid to developing countries—is taken in the 1980–81 Supply Estimates: development administration to East Kilbride.

Mr. Neil Marten

The cost of dispersal is likely to be approximately £4.4 million in the period to 31 March 1982; the break-even point is expected to be achieved by 1990, and thereafter there are estimated annual savings of £¾ million.

All estimates are at 1979 survey prices.