HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 c954W
Mr. Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to visit third world countries during the recess to discuss trade related to aid; and if he will make a statement. [33087]

Mr. Hanley

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary has no plans at present to undertake such visits.

The overarching goal of the aid programme is to reduce poverty in developing countries by promoting genuinely sustainable development. It is in all our interests to have prosperous and stable trading partners.