§ Sir David Steel
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has discussed with his right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer the shift of resources from poverty-focused direct aid to commercially tied projects; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Baldry
No. The primary emphasis of the aid programme continues to be to assist development and thereby alleviate poverty. Over 90 per cent. of aid allocatable by income group has gone to low income and lower middle income countries since 1990–91.
§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the total amount of(a) bilateral and (b) multilateral aid in (1) cash and (ii) real terms in 1983 and 1993; and what were the percentages in each case.
§ Mr. Baldry
The information is as follows:
£ million Project Company Export value Atp value Bombay and Delhi airports Cossor Electronics Ltd. 4.105 1.437 1994 Muela Hydropower project Kvaerner Boving Ltd. 9.550 4.775 Chickens processing plant phase II Humatt Engineering Ltd. 8.990 4.227 Kundasale Strategic Study Sir Alexander Gibb and Partners Ltd. 0.093 0.093 Santiago Traffic Control Siemens Plessey Controls 2.372 0.831 Mini Hydros Balfour Beatty Projects and Engineering Ltd. 15.019 4.121