HC Deb 11 November 1985 vol 86 c34W
74. Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to increase official aid with a view to achieving the United Nations target figure.

Mr. Raison

While the Government accept the United Nations 0.7 per cent. aid target in principle, like previous Administrations they are not committed to a timetable for achieving it.