§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what ways the criteria of good government and human rights are being applied in determining aid to individual countries; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Individual aid programmes are kept under regular review to ensure appropriate and effective use of resources. We take into account a number of factors which contribute to good government in the country concerned including respect for human rights. The Government announced in June a target of £50 million in new bilateral commitments for direct assistance on good government in the coming year.