HC Deb 29 June 1967 vol 749 c734
32. Mr. Hooley

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what is the contribution of his Department to the budget of the Tropical Products Research Institute during the current financial year; and what plans he has to increase this contribution next year.

Mr. Oram

The Department's expenditure on the Tropical Products Institute in this financial year is £444,000. We intend to increase this expenditure next year.

Mr. Hooley

Will my hon. Friend accept that we very greatly welcome his Answer and agree that the Institute does extremely valuable work for developing countries?

Mr. Oram

Indeed, it is an admirable institute. That is why we look forward to the expansion of its work.