§ Mr. Spearing
asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will make a statement concerning the current definition used by her for poorest developing countries and any relevant revision she intends to make in this regard.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
My right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development has approved the redefinition of the poorest developing countries for all aid programme purposes to include countries with a gross national productper capita of $280 or under in 1976, based on the latest World Bank figures, together with any of the countries at present on the United Nations' list of least developed 618W countries which would not otherwise be included.