§ Mr. Raison
As I explained to the hon. Member on 28 Aprilߞ[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.