HC Deb 15 June 1961 vol 642 cc72-3W
Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what arrangements have been made with the Government of Sierra Leone to continue the educational co-operation and the financial help provided in the past through the machinery of the Inter-University Council.

Mr. Sandys

The over-head costs of the Inter-University Council in respect of its services to Sierra Leone and the cost of professorial visits by members of Durham University to the University College of Sierra Leone which are arranged by the Inter-University Council were previously financed out of colonial development and welfare funds. In response to a request from the Government of Sierra Leone, Her Majesty's Government have agreed to meet these costs under technical assistance arrangements until the end of the academic year 1963–64. Thus there will be no break in the continuity and no change in the scope of the services which the I.U.C. was providing to Sierra Leone before independence.

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