asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the total value in constant prices of all aid flows from Her Majesty's Government to developing countries since 1960.
Gross public expenditure on overseas aid at constant 1985 prices for 1961–1985 was as follows:
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list in the Official Report the total aid flows from the United Kingdom, in cash terms and as a percentage of the world total for both (a) the 29 poorest countries in Africa; and (b) all African nations for the latest year for which figures are available.
In 1985, Britain's gross public expenditure on aid through bilateral and multilateral channels to the 29 poorest countries in Africa totalled some £380 million, and to all the African countries amounted to some £570 million.Comparable figures for total aid flows are not available on a public expenditure basis. The OECD estimates total gross official development assistance in 1985 to have been $7·8 billion to the 29 poorest and about $13·6 billion to all African countries.