HC Deb 04 December 1957 vol 579 cc353-4
23. Mr. Moss

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he has considered the recent United States proposal to expand the United Nations Technical Aid Programme up to 100 million dollars and include therein a special project fund; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Selwyn Lloyd

I am, with my colleagues, giving this matter careful and sympathetic consideration. I am not in a position to say more at present.

Mr. Moss

Will the Foreign Secretary bear in mind the argument used by the United States representative, Mr. Judd, that expanded technical aid has become necessary, in any case, because of the need of newly independent countries, and that a special project fund is needed because of the experience and information it could give on research, training and surveying?

Mr. Lloyd

I have that very much in mind.