§ 96. Mr. Stevens
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure was allocated in 1987 to renewable natural resources projects; and what was the nature of the projects.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
In 1987 financial aid expenditure on renewable natural resources projects totalled £61.6 million. Of this, 61 per cent. was allocated to agriculture and livestock, 20 per cent. to land development and irrigation, 12 per cent. to forestry and the remainder to a range of subject areas, including fisheries and rural development. In addition, some £12.4 million was spent on research and development. There was additional expenditure under technical co-operation programmes which it would be disproportionately expensive to collate.