HC Deb 09 November 1982 vol 31 c122W
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.