HC Deb 10 December 1963 vol 686 cc70-1W
Mr. Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what grants and loans were given by the British Government to Southern Rhodesia in each of the last ten years; and for what purposes they were given.

Mr. Hornby

The following loans have been made available to Southern Rhodesia from British Government sources during this period:

1956–7 Colonial Development Corporation loan of £1 million for African housing.
1962–3 Colonial Development and Welfare loan of £355,000 for African education.
1962–3 Colonial Development and Welfare loan of £3.5 milion for development projects concerned primarily with African social, educational and agricultural services

In addition Southern Rhodesia has shared in the benefit derived from financial assistance given to the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.