HC Deb 12 January 1987 vol 108 c1W
68. Mr. Stuart Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is reviewing project aid to India; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chris Patten

The aid programme to India, including project aid, is kept under regular review. At the bilateral aid talks in December we advised the Indian Government that we would welcome new project proposals in sectors where we believe we could make a strong contribution. For tied aid they include power, coal and water. For poverty alleviating projects they include slum improvement, natural resources, water and sanitation, and family planning and health.