HC Deb 26 January 1984 vol 52 c662W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why Her Majesty's Government are cutting the British contribution to the next replenishment of the International Development Association.

Mr. Raison

In the past, and particularly under the previous replenishment — IDA 6 — the United Kingdom contributed to IDA at a level well in excess of its relative economic strength among donors. The Government have repeatedly made clear their intention to reduce their share of the next replenishment to a level more nearly in line with the United Kingdom's economic weight. Our reduced percentage share of IDA 7 remains consistent with the principle of fair burden-sharing among donors, on which negotiations concerning the replenishment of IDA's financial resources are based.

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