HC Deb 09 July 1959 vol 608 c152W
76. Mr. Awbery

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what technical assistance other than military is at present provided by Her Majesty's Government to the Government of Malaya.

Mr. Alport

Since Independence in 1957 the Federation of Malaya has been eligible to receive technical assistance under the Technical Co-operation Scheme of the Colombo Plan. Fifty-one students have come to the United Kingdom for training facilities and, at the request of the Government of the Federation, we have provided eight experts. In addition, Malaya is drawing from the United Kingdom a sum of over £4 million, equal to the unspent balance of her C.D. and W. allocation at the time of Independence; and there are Commonwealth Development Corporation schemes.

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