asked the Lord Privy Seal what proportion of the aid budget is for payments to United Kingdom citizens who have worked in former colonial territories.
In the 1980–81 Supply Estimates £25 million is provided for pensions and associated payments to those who worked in former colonial territories—that is about 2.8 per cent. of the total aid budget. But these payments are made to all overseas officers who served on expatriate and pensionable terms in those territories, not only to United Kingdom citizens. To identify the figure which related to United Kingdom citizens only would involve disproportionate cost.