HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 c252W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the level of aid to front-line states in the light of recent developments in southern Africa.

Mr. Chris Patten

I refer the hon. Member to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, gave the hon. Member for Eccles (Miss Lestor) on 13 May at column250. We shall continue to maintain aid to the countries of the region at a substantial level.