§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of its official development assistance the United Kingdom spent in sub-Saharan Africa in 1992 and 1993; and what was the change in percentage terms between those years, giving the figures for(a) bilateral aid, (b) multilateral aid and (c) in total.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Figures for official development assistance are not yet available for 1993. In 1992, the United Kingdom gave 55.5 per cent. of its total official development assistance to sub-Saharan Africa. This represented a 4.8 per cent. increase over the 1991 figure, with bilateral assistance decreasing by 6 per cent. and multilateral assistance increasing by 13 per cent.