HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 c14W
47. Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Lord Privy Seal if there have been any significant changes in the distribution of foreign aid in the past three years.

Mr. Neil Marten

Because of the need to meet existing commitments within a reducing level of aid, changes can only be made gradually. But we have taken decisions which are bringing the distribution of aid more into line with our policy of giving greater weight to political, commercial and industrial considerations alongside our basic development objectives.

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