HC Deb 30 July 1964 vol 699 cc1760-1
2. Mr. Leavey

asked the Secretary for Technical Co-operation what arrangements exist for liaison between his Department and the Commonwealth Development Corporation; and what financial assistance he provides to the Corporation to enable them to provide training places in their enterprises overseas on a scale larger than they could justify on the basis of their own financial terms of reference.

The Secretary for Technical Cooperation (Mr. Robert Carr)

Liaison is ensured by personal contact and correspondence between my officials and those of the Corporation. My Department does not provide financial assistance to the Corporation, but is ready to consider, in appropriate cases, the use of its training facilities overseas.

Mr. Leavey

Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that the existing arrangements enable him and his Department to ensure that the C.D.C. organisation on the ground can in turn make the best use of its facilities?

Mr. Carr

I am certainly ready to consider requests from C.D.C. for this help, provided, of course, it is also satisfactory to the Governments of the territories in which it is operating. I am proposing to start discussions with the general manager of C.D.C. to make sure that we are doing all that we can in this field.