Oral Answers to Questions — Aid

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd May 1976.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Forman Mr Nigel Forman , Sutton Carshalton 12:00 am, 3rd May 1976

In view of the commitment in the Labour Party manifesto, is the right hon. Gentleman not rather ashamed of the rather poor progress so far on official aid? In view of the rather pious statements in the recent White Paper on overseas development, would it not be better if more aid rather than less was going to rural development and projects for rural advancement?