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 Reginald Prentice Mr Reginald Prentice , Newham North East 12:00 am, 3rd May 1976

The only reason for my caution in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for West Stirlingshire (Mr. Canavan) was, as I explained at the time, that in a negotiating conference it is difficult to be positive before the conference has opened. I think that we should not regard a better deal on commodities as an alternative solution to a greater flow of development aid. The developing world needs more of both.