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Central America (Aid)

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the present level of British aid to (a) Nicaragua, (b) El Salvador, (c) Honduras and (d) Guatemala.

British bilateral aid in 1984–85, the latest period for which figures are available, amounted to about £36,000 to Nicaragua, £3,000 to El Salvador and £700,000 to Honduras. No bilateral aid was given to Guatemala. In 1984 Commonwealth Development Corporation loans of £2·6 million were made to Honduras; and El Salvador received £200,000 for resettlement of displaced persons.