HC Deb 07 March 1994 vol 239 cc11-2W
Ms Jowell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Home Office has taken to ensure that(a) people with learning disabilities and (b) people with sensory disabilities are registered to vote.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

Last year we provided guidance for electoral registration officers on the registration of people with learning disabilities. We have also circulated guidance prepared by the Royal National Institute for the Blind and the Spastics Society. As part of our post-election review, the RNIB and the Spastics Society were invited to a meeting to discuss the difficulties faced by disabled

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

[holding answer 28 February 1994]: The provision of overseas aid is not conditional on trade deals. Bilateral aid is largely tied to the procurement of United Kingdom goods and services for projects or programmes supported which we and the recipient Government have agreed as developmental priorities.

Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what has been the level of aid given to(a) Bangladesh, (b) Ecuador, (c) India, (d) Indonesia, (e) Jordan, (f) Malaysia, (g) Nigeria, (h) Oman, (i) Pakistan and (j) Thailand in each year since 1980.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

[holding answer 3 March 1994]: The levels of gross bilateral aid disbursements to the countries specified were as follows:

electors. Their concerns are reflected in the reports of the working groups concerned with particular aspects of the review, copies of which are being placed in the Library.