Bilateral Aid

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th March 1988.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Spearing Mr Nigel Spearing , Newham South 12:00 am, 14th March 1988

Does the Minister recall that the Select Committee made a specific recommendation in paragraph 54 that greater priority should be given to aid which would directly attack poverty and include sustainable measures for that to be continued into the future? By saying that he keeps matters under review, is he not saying that he does not agree with the recommendation? If he does not agree with it, will he tell us why? If he does, what has he done about it?