HC Deb 23 October 1986 vol 102 c944W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if Her Majesty's Government have any plans to increase their programme of overseas aid for the financial year 1987–88; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chris Patten

The planned aid budget for 1987–88, contained in the 1986 public expenditure White Paper (Cmnd. 9702), is £1,230 million, an increase of £43 million or 3.6 per cent. over the aid budget for 1986–87. The outcome of this year's public expenditure survey will be published in the Government's 1987 public expenditure White Paper.