HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 cc333-4W
Mr. Thurnham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals he has for an increased role for charities in the provision of overseas aid.

Mr. Chris Patten

The British voluntary agencies working in developing countries are independent charities

internal consultative machinery and has not yet been submitted to Her Majesty's Government for their response.