§ Ms. Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the average percentage of gross national product given in aid by members of the Group of Seven leading industrialised countries, excluding the United Kingdom, in 1987 or in the latest available year.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
In 1986, the latest year for which official figures are available, the net official development assistance of the Group of Seven leading industrialised countries excluding the United Kingdom represented 0.32 per cent. of their combined GNP.