HC Deb 06 March 1989 vol 148 c405W
58. Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what projections his Department has made of the impact of AIDS in assessing the overseas aid needs of central African countries.

Mr. Chris Patten

More research is needed before we can estimate the impact of AIDS on developing countries. We are supporting work in this field. It is one element among many which we use in assessing a country's assistance needs.

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