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Development Assistance

Volume 22: debated on Thursday 22 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of gross national product was provided by the United Kingdom for official development assistance in 1981; and how this compares with 1980.

Preliminary estimates are that net official development assistance in 1981 totalled £1,007 million, equivalent to 0·40 per cent. of gross national product. The comparable figure for 1980 was 0·34 per cent.