HC Deb 20 January 1959 vol 598 cc17-8W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what financial and other assistance has now been given by Great Britain to the Sudan.

Mr. R. Allan

In addition to the military assistance described in the reply given by the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the hon. Member for Windsor (Sir C. Mott-Radclyffe) on 31st October, 1958, Her Majesty's Government have now agreed in principle to make available to the Sudan export credits under Section 3 of the Export Guarantee Act up to a limit of£5 million. The Sudanese Government have accepted this offer in principle. Details of the loan are at present being negotiated, and my right hon. and learned Friend expects an agreement to be signed shortly.