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Expenditure

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what was the amount the United Kingdom devoted to aid to the developing countries in 1975 and 1976; and what proportion of GNP these sums represented.

Net flows of official development assistance (ODA) in 1975 and 1976 amounted to:

Official Development AssistanceRatio ODA/GNP
(£ million)(%)
19753890·37
19764620·38
These figures are net of capital repayments to Britain in respect of past aid loans and also exclude other flows from the official sector not strictly developmental in purpose.