Multilateral Organisations

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th April 1987.

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Photo of Mr Eric Deakins Mr Eric Deakins , Walthamstow 12:00 am, 6th April 1987

Is the Minister aware that many Opposition Members would like to see that proportion increased, since it is very much in the interests of developing countries that, as far as possible, aid should be without the sort of strings that generally accompany it when it is provided on a national or multilateral basis through the EEC? Can he assure us that he is actively seeking to change that percentage in the right way?