HC Deb 17 March 1958 vol 584 cc887-8
1. Mr. Brockway

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what Governments were represented at the Conference in Ghana to establish the Foundation for Mutual Assistance in Africa South of the Sahara; and what decisions were made.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Ian Harvey)

The hon. Member will have seen the very full reply which I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Lewes (Colonel Beamish) on 10th March. The purpose of the meeting was to inaugurate the new Foundation for Mutual Assistance in Africa South of the Sahara, which the members of the Commission had decided to establish, and to mark their approval of its constitution.

Mr. Brockway

Whilst welcoming the earlier reply and what the hon. Gentleman has now added, may I ask him how this co-operation for technical assistance is to be linked with the United Nations Agency of Technical Assistance and with the proposal of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa?

Mr. Harvey

There is no proposal to link it. It operates separately, but obviously some of the ground which it will cover will be the same.