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Volume 118: debated on Monday 29 June 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has any plans to change the level and range of the British aid programme to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is now the second largest recipient of British aid. In April, we pledged a new £10 million commodity aid grant which will enable us to maintain the overall level of our aid of around £40 million in the current financial year. The programme finances technical co-operation, projects in priority sectors and the supply of essential imports. The level and scope of our aid to all countries, including Bangladesh, is kept under constant review.