HC Deb 12 December 1988 vol 143 c428W
82. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on British aid for forestry in developing countries.

Mr. Chris Patten

Details of our existing forestry activities are given in a supplement to this month'sBritish Overseas Development, a copy of which I am placing in the Library. In future we will encourage recipient countries to direct more of our aid to forestry and will increase commitments through international research and British charities.