Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th January 1988.

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Mr. Patten:

The hon. Gentleman will have heard me say earlier that so far this country has contributed about £35 million in humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia. We have done as much as anyone, and more than most. We shall, of course, continue to keep other appeals under consideration, and we shall provide resources to them when we think that it is right and necessary to do so.