§ Sir Anthony Meyer
asked the Lord Privy Seal what proportions of the total development aid granted to the poorest developing countries come from the following sources: (a) the member States of the European Community both individually and through the Lomé Convention, (b) the United States of America, (c) the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and (d) the Arab countries in membership of Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
In 1979, the latest year for which complete figures are available, the proportion of total net official development assistance provided to the least developed countries and others with a 1978 GNP per capita of $450 or less by each donor was:
per cent. (a) European Community (EC) Belgium 2.7 Denmark 1.7 France 5.4 Germany, FR 8.2 Italy 0.1 Netherlands 4.4 United Kingdom 6.4 Bilateral total 29.0 Through the EC 5.9 EC Total 34.8 (b) United States of America 12.0 (c) USSR 6.0 (d) Arab members of OPEC 7.3 The balance of the poorest countries' receipts came from other OECD members and from multilateral agencies.