Overseas Development

Part of Prayers – in the House of Commons at 11:46 pm on 14th December 1990.

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Photo of John Battle John Battle , Leeds West 11:46 pm, 14th December 1990

The point of the GNP figure was to establish a base line. For example, Japan now gives more aid than any other country, although in GNP terms it is lower. Our problem is that we are giving less as a percentage of GNP than other countries which claim that their economies are worse off than ours, and we have had a booming economy for 10 years.