HC Deb 25 April 1983 vol 41 cc200-1W
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 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.