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Aid Budget

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal to what extent there has been a reduction in real terms in the overseas aid budget since May 1979; and if he will give the figures for the years 1978–79 and 1980–81.

In real terms, that is all in 1978–79 prices, the figures for net aid are £723 million in 1978–79, £706 million in 1979–80 and £709 million in 1980–81. In cash the figures for 1978–79, 1979–80 and 1980–81 were £723 million, £788 million and £888 million respectively.