HC Deb 03 December 1984 vol 69 c15W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how he determines priorities for spending within his Department's budget.

Mr. Raison

Priorities for spending the aid programme are decided primarily in the light of our developmental objectives. Bilateral aid is concentrated on the poorest developing countries. Account is also taken of political and commercial considerations, as well as of emergencies.

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