§ 8. Mr. Bryant Godman Irvine
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what financial support he has given to the Pacific Islands Producers Association; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Oram
A full-time Secretary to the Pacific Islands Producers' Association was recruited by my Ministry and appointed in February, 1969, for a period of three years under technical assistance arrangements.
My Ministry will meet all the major costs of this assignment, including salary, allowances and passage costs. The Government of Fiji will be responsible for certain local costs.
§ Mr. Godman Irvine
Is the hon. Gentleman aware how greatly that Answer will be appreciated in the Pacific and how important this is regarded by the islanders?