§ Mr. Haselhurst
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has reviewed Her Majesty's Government's policy on development education; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Raison
I have decided that, subject to parliamentary approval, we should continue to provide grants from the overseas aid programme to the Centre for World Development Education and its Scottish counterpart, Scottish Education and Action for Development, at the current cash level of funding of £100,000 and £6,000 per annum, respectively, for the next three financial years. It remains the Government's view, however, that, in general, scarce aid funds should be concentrated on direct assistance to developing countries.