HC Deb 21 January 1969 vol 776 cc224-5
6. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what assistance he is giving to Guyana.

Mr. Oram

£2.4 million is available during the current financial year, mainly as loan. A further £3 million will be available in loans over the next two years towards sea defence works. We expect also to provide loan assistance for other projects, as well as continuing help for the university and technical assistance.

Mr. Dalyell

Can we do more to participate in the development of hydroelectric power?

Mr. Oram

As my original Answer indicated, it is likely that most of our aid in the next two years will be taken up in helping sea defence works. But we know of projects in connection with hydro-electricity, and we should not rule out help in this respect, subject to the priorities which have to be accorded to the other projects which I mentioned.

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