§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much money the United Kingdom gives in aid to Third world countries; and how this figure compares with the aid given by other countries in the European Economic Community.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
In 1981 the amount of the United Kingdom's net official development assistance was £1,082 million. The comparable figures for other European Economic Community countries was as follows:
£ million Belgium 283 Denmark 199 France (including Overseas Departments and Territories) 2,059 Germany 1,569 Italy 328 Netherlands 744 Ireland 14
Figures for Luxembourg and Greece—both very small—are not available.