HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 c305W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what review he has conducted of the extent to which aid under the aid and trade provisions has been linked to arms sales and the implications of this for overseas aid policy.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I know of no case in which a project funded under the aid and trade provision has been conditionally linked to the sale of arms. As a matter of policy, the British Government would not countenance any such link.