§ 55. Mr. Hooley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what approximate percentage of British overseas aid is untied.
§ Mr. Raison
In 1981, 36 per cent. of our gross official development assistance was untied. A further 14 per cent. was partly tied: most of this was accounted for by our 201W contribution of £158 million to European Community aid programmes under which procurement is tied to Community member states and to beneficiaries of the particular programmes.