§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the emergency aid currently being given to eastern European countries is from the overseas aid budget for the current year or is in addition to it.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The £500,000 of emergency aid provided to Romania, channelled through WHO, was drawn from the overseas aid budget. Economic assistance to eastern Europe is separate from and additional to the overseas aid budget for developing countries.