HC Deb 13 March 1992 vol 205 cc687-8W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on how the overseas aid criterion about good government is applied to the People's Republic of China.

Years Youth Opportunities Programme Youth Training Scheme Community Programme Job Training Scheme Employment Training Technical and Vocational Education Initiative Local Collaborative Project1 Open Tech/Open Learning Open College
Cash 123
Constant price 268
Cash 214
Constant price 392
Cash 396 57
Constant price 662 145
Cash 543 160 311
Constant price 849 251 486

Mrs. Chalker

In allocating aid we consider recipient countries' needs, their ability to use aid well, their economic and social policies, other good government considerations and the scope for supporting activities which promote better government. These considerations apply to China where our programme includes a project to improve investment appraisal methodology and introduce social and environmental analysis into project appraisal and United Kingdom training in a range of subjects including public administration and law. We also discuss human rights concerns frequently with the Chinese Government, including most recently during the Chinese Foreign Minister's meeting with the Secretary of State on 9 March.

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