HC Deb 29 June 1967 vol 749 cc718-9
4. Mr. Patrick Wall

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether the negotiations with India and Pakistan about aid for 1967–68 have yet been concluded; how much aid will be given to these countries; and in what form and on what terms this aid will be given.

21. Mr. Hamling

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what proposals he will make to increase aid to India and Pakistan in the year 1967–68.

Mr. Bottomley

The hon. Gentleman will now have seen my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Stretford (Dr. Ernest A. Davies) on 15th June about aid for Pakistan.

As regards India, the position remains as given in my reply to the hon. Member for Torquay (Sir Frederic Bennett) on 4th May.—[Vol. 748, c. 133; Vol. 746, c. 711–12.]

Mr. Wall

Although the Minister gave the total amount of aid, he did not say in what form and under what terms the aid will be given. Is it to be given for specific projects?

Mr. Bottomley

No. The Indians themselves are responsible for deciding how and in what form the aid should be used.

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