§ Mr. Oram
Since diplomatic relations were resumed in January 1968, we have mounted a programme of technical assistance to Somalia which, including training in Britain, we expect before long to cost up to £200,000 a year. We are also providing £60,000 a year to help the Somali Government to meet their obligations for the payment of pensions of officials of the former Somaliland Protectorate.
§ Mr. James Johnson
May I ask my hon. Friend a Question about the old, English-speaking North Somaliland? Has the British Council begun to function there, and is it functioning successfully? Have we a consulate there to give visas to those citizens in the North who wish to leave the country?