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23 November 1965
Volume 721

48.

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development, what order of priorities she proposes to enforce as between different forms of aid, such as Government aid, private aid and technical assistance.

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It is not for my right hon. Friend to lay down priorities in private aid, though I am encouraging the coordination of the voluntary organisations' efforts. Within the official aid programme I give priority to technical assistance which is often a pre-requisite of capital aid.

49.

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development, what changes in the proportions of aid disbursed bilaterally and multilaterally she proposes to make between 1966 and 1970.

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It is the intention of my right hon. Friend to increase the proportion devoted to multilateral aid, but the extent of this must necessarily depend on available resources.