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Aid Expenditure

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the real value of United Kingdom overseas aid expenditure to recipient countries in each year since 1979–80, after allowing for inflation.

Since 1979–80 overseas aid expenditure in cash and in constant 1984–85 prices using the index of inflation derived from changes in United Kingdom gross domestic product has been as follows:

YearCurrent PricesConstant 1984–85 prices
1979–808341,273
1980–819681,245
1981–821,0161,189
1982–831,0331,131
1983–841,1001,152
1984–85*1,1741,174
* Gross aid programme allocation: actual expenditure figures for 1984–85 are not yet available.