HC Deb 20 October 1994 vol 248 cc287-8W
Mr. Wallace

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the United Kingdom's bilateral aid programmes is spent on the provision of safe water.

Mr. Baldry

In 1993–94 around 4 per cent.—just over £30 million out of £795 million—of United Kingdom bilateral aid which was allocable by sector was spent on the water and sanitation sector. This figure, which is at present still provisional, excludes that part of emergency aid which is spent on the provision of water and sanitation during times of crisis.

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