HC Deb 04 February 1985 vol 72 c381W
57. Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the Overseas Development Administration funds is spent on raising agricultural production in developing countries.

Mr. Raison

In 1983, the latest year for which the relevant figures are available, total aid programme expenditure was £1,170 million, of which £1,034 million can be allocated by sector. Of this latter figure, an estimated 26 per cent. (or about £267 million) was spent on bilateral or multilateral aid activities aimed at raising agricultural production. Aid to other sectors, for example, roads, may well also help increase agricultural production.