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Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the main items of expenditure and the total sums expended from the contingency reserve within the Vote for overseas aid in the year 1984–85.

The main allocations were for emergency and food aid for disaster and refugee relief, bilateral country programmes, multilateral contributions, British Council and voluntary agencies.The provisional forecast of spending from the contingency reserve allocations for these items is some £44 million in 1984–85.