§ Mr. Hooley
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what was the amount the United Kingdom devoted to aid to the developing countries in 1975 and 1976; and what proportion of GNP these sums represented.
§ Mrs. Hart
Net flows of official development assistance (ODA) in 1975 and 1976 amounted to:
Official Development Assistance Ratio ODA/GNP (£ million) (%) 1975 389 0.37 1976 462 0.38
These figures are net of capital repayments to Britain in respect of past aid loans and also exclude other flows from the official sector not strictly developmental in purpose.606W