HC Deb 12 May 1983 vol 42 c434W
Mr. Farr

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of gross public expenditure on overseas aid was represented by expenditure on population projects in each of the financial years from 1976–77 to the latest available date.

Mr. Raison

As I explained to the hon. Member on 28 April▀×[Vol. 41, c.408]—population aid statistics are compiled on a calendar year basis. In 1976, population projects represented about 0.8 per cent. of gross public expenditure on overseas aid; in 1977—0.9 per cent; in 1978 and 1979—1.0 per cent; 1980—0.9 per cent; and in 1981—0.6 per cent.