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Aid

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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53.

asked the Lord Privy Seal what gross public expenditure has been spent so far in 1979 in aid to the following countries Vietnam, Tanzania, Algeria, Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Afghanistan and Laos.

Provisional expenditure on aid to these countries totalled £31,847,000 from January to September 1979, of which about a half was accounted for by Tanzania. Details by country are attached. As part of the current review of aid policy we are looking at the distributions of our bilateral aid. No new commitments have been entered into since May for aid to either Vietnam or Mozambique.

Following is the information:

Gross public expenditure on aid January-September 1979:
£'000 (provisional)
Vietnam7,070
Tanzania16,619
Algeria47
Angola27
Ethiopia962
Mozambique5,790
Afghanistan1,304
Laos28
Total31,847