HC Deb 11 July 1994 vol 246 c403W
Mr. Gapes

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the United Kingdom's aid budget was(a) given as bilateral aid, (b) multilateral aid and (c) administered by the European Community in 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992 and currently.

Mr. Hurd

[pursuant to his reply, 27 June 1994, column 411]: The answer should read as follows: "In 1979–80, 72 per cent. was bilateral aid, 12 per cent. was chanelled through multilateral institutions other than the EC, and 16 per cent. was administered by the EC.

In 1983–84 the figures were 55 per cent., 30 per cent., 15 per cent.; in 1987–88 the figures were 60 per cent., 24 per cent., 16 per cent.; and in 1992–93 the most recent year for which figures are available, the figures were 54 per cent., 25 per cent., and 21 per cent. respectively."

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