Development Process (Women's Participation)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th March 1987.

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Photo of Mr Chris Patten Mr Chris Patten , Bath 12:00 am, 16th March 1987

There is a great deal in what the hon. Gentleman said. In 1985 we spent £15·5 million on population-related activities. I believe that there is a close relationship between the success of population programmes and literacy rates among women.