HC Deb 11 July 1988 vol 137 c12W
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.