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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development – in the House of Commons at 2:35 pm on 29th November 1993.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Shadow Secretary of State for International Development 2:35 pm, 29th November 1993

Does the Minister accept that, in view of their appalling record on bilateral aid, the Government are right not to gloat over the figures? For the next three years, our aid programme will be frozen at £1.9 million, which is a cut in real terms. Although the House recognises the appalling need in many parts of eastern Europe, does the Minister accept that the Government's response should not be at the expense of other developing nations, particularly those in Africa?