HC Deb 16 December 1963 vol 686 cc161-2W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, with reference to his statement of 18th July concerning British aid to Malaysia, what arrangements have been made by Her Majesty's Government to meet their obligations from Malaysia Day until the end of the current financial year.

Mr. Sandys

Certain payments will have to be made before the end of the current financial year and the House will be asked in due course to vote the necessary Supplementary Estimates. Advances totalling about £1.416 million will be made from the Civil Contingencies Fund in respect of the gift offered for the Borneo territories, the grants offered to Singapore, the compensation scheme for Borneo expatriates and a payment to the Ministry of Public Building and Works against the cost of providing alternative facilities where land occupied by this British Services has been released to the Singapore Government. An advance from the Civil Contingencies Fund may also be required in respect of the supply of arms and equipment.

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