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Oil And Commodity Costs

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will list the specific steps proposed, in the allocation of additional resources being made available for the aid programme, to help those developing countries which have been especially injured by the price rises in oil and in commodities.

As the House already knows, it is my intention that an increasing proportion of the aid programme should be directed towards the countries most seriously affected by the changes in the prices of oil and other commodities. I described, in my statement on 28th January—[Vol. 885, c. 214–16.]—some of the measures which I have already taken to these ends, and I shall keep the House informed of further commitments as I undertake them.