45. Mr. Robert Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the total Overseas Development Administration budget for 1991–92 had been committed for direct support for good government in developing countries; and what is the level of funding for such projects.
§ Mrs. Chalker
We plan to spend around £30 million of bilateral aid this year in direct support of "good government" activities, such as support for the legal sector, administrative reform, responsible policing and democratic processes. This is 3 per cent. of total bilateral aid. The balance of payment support we plan to provide to countries implementing economic reform programmes will reach over £140 million this year.