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Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Aid (25 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: Is the Minister prepared to look again at the proposed contribution to IDA 7? Does he recognise the importance of Britain giving a strong lead in expanding that fund? Will he bear in mind the discounted cost of an increased contribution over 10 years? Does he recognise the considerable trade benefits accruing to the United Kingdom if that fund is extended?

Orders of the Day — 10TH Allotted Day: East Anglia (19 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: Although the SDP supports the first part of the official Opposition's motion, it does not agree with the wording of the second part. Therefore, we tabled an amendment, first, to show our support for the continuation of British membership of the EC, which brings great benefits not only to agriculture in East Anglia but to East Anglian business and industry in general, and, secondly, to show...

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: Will Her Majesty's Government be advocating a substantial increase in the resources made available under STABEX to ensure that it meets more than the one per cent. of the export earnings deficit of ACP countries that it meets at the moment?

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Hertford and Stevenage (Mr. Wells) and to be able to agree with his call for political leadership. All parties in the House agree that the world is suffering the worst slump for 50 years. The Government not only recognise that but proclaim it. They often proclaim that the world slump alone is responsible for the high and unacceptable levels of...

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: No, I shall not give way. I have too much to say in my contribution to permit me to do so. The hon. Member for Bridlington (Mr. Townend) has not been in the Chamber for very much of the debate—[HON. MEMBERS: "No."]—and so I shall not give way to him. We plan to achieve the 0·7 per cent. GNP target by a substantial annual increase in real terms during the first five years of government.

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: I have taken note of it, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I missed the hon. Gentleman

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: No. Our intention would be to increase the level of British aid going direct to recipients and to multilateral agencies and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of British bilateral aid. We would wish also to take the lead in pressing for improvements in the quality and cost-effectiveness of aid going via certain multilateral channels. The volume of aid is the most easily monitored...

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: I was about to come to the question of multilateral aid. I was talking then about the bilateral programme and ways in which that programme could be improved. In addition, we would substantially increase the resources available to the voluntary agencies. In particular, there is considerable scope to increase the pound-for-pound scheme for certain charities and projects from a one-for-one...

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: If one accepts the 0·7 per cent. of GDP figure over the period of a Parliament, that will decide the amount of money that goes to developing countries. Obviously, if the GDP were static or falling, the cost would be less than if it were rising rapidly. We believe that over a five-years period we could achieve 0·;7 per cent. of GDP going to developing countries, and the contribution that...

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: Will the right hon. Gentleman clarify the Labour party's undertaking to reach the United Nation's sponsored aid target of 0·7 per cent. and then to work towards a further target of 1 per cent.? Can he assure the House that he is talking about such an increase within a five-year Parliament? Will he accept that he did not say that it would be within a five-year Parliament—

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: If that is what the right hon. Gentleman is asserting, that is fine. Will he also accept that the SDP has committed itself to reaching that target by five annual increases?

The Brandt Commission Report (18 Apr 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: In view of the importance of trade, will the Secretary of State consider the support that the Government are giving to the United Kingdom Trade Agency for Developing Countries? It is designed to encourage developing countries to seek access to British and west European markets to see whether the additional expenditure of a modest sum might not help developing countries significantly to...

Brandt Report (24 Mar 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: On the contrary, I made that point in my speech. I had hoped that the Under-Secretary would elaborate a little on the general sympathy expressed for private investment by the Foreign Secretary in a major speech to the Royal Commonwealth Society. The House would like to know what specific policies the Government have in mind to promote private investment in developing countries.

Brandt Report (24 Mar 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: The House is indebted to the hon. Members for Hertford and Stevenage (Mr. Wells) and Sheffield, Heeley (Mr. Hooley) for enabling us to debate these matters. It is an extraordinary aspect of our parliamentary system that it is the luck of the ballot in the late middle of a Thursday evening that decides that the House should discuss an issue which is relevant to the international economy and...

Brandt Report (24 Mar 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: At what rate would a Labour Government propose to move towards achieving the 0·7 per cent. target? Is there a fixed period over which they would hope to achieve that?

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Gibraltar (21 Mar 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his latest estimate of the total official development assistance to be made available for development in Gibraltar during the present financial year; and if he will make a statement.

Oral Answers to Questions — Overseas Development: Gibraltar (21 Mar 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: In view of the uncertainties about the implementation of the Lisbon agreement and the importance of Gibraltar having a viable economy without overdependence on Spain, will the Minister develop and publish a development plan for the economy dealing particularly with land use? Is it not a public disgrace that the admiral commanding the dockyard occupies a garden of some 3·5 hectares of...

Supplementary Estimates: Turks and Caicos Islands (Development) (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: I am grateful for the opportunity to discuss this important matter. I speak as a member of the Select Committee on Overseas Development and the Sub-Committee of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the time of the first report in 1981. I have since left the Select Committee, but I have watched with great interest the work that has been done by the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Mr. Hooley)...

Supplementary Estimates: Turks and Caicos Islands (Development) (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: rose—

Oral Answers to Questions — Industry: Hunstanton Employment Area (14 Mar 1983)

Mr Christopher Brocklebank-Fowler: asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will now consider giving assistance to the Hunstanton employment area under the assisted areas scheme.


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