HC Deb 11 March 1987 vol 112 c185W
Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 26 February, Official Report, column 353, about aid-trade provision, if he will list in the Official Report similar figures for aid-trade provision for the period since 1970, broken down into four-year intervals.

Mr. Eggar

The earliest year for which comparative OECD information is available is 1981. The table, drawn up on the same basis as for my hon. Friend's reply of 26 February, shows figures for 1981, and also gives an annual average figure for the four-year period 1981 to 1984:

Aid used in mixed credits and less concessional tied aid loans as a percentage of gross bilateral aid commitments
Per cent.


Per cent.

(Average 1981–84)

United States 3 3
Canada 6 7
Germany 11 10
France 20 19
Italy 55 45
Japan 16 11.5
United Kingdom 12 20