HC Deb 20 December 1963 vol 686 cc282-3W
Mr. F. Harris

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what steps are being taken to continue British aid to Kenya and Zanzibar for the remainder of the current financial year.

Mr. Sandys

Financial talks with the Governments of Kenya and Zanzibar are continuing. In the meantime, the balance of aid already promised by the British Government before independence will be made available on the Commonwealth Relations Office Vote or the Commonwealth Grants and Loans Vote as appropriate. The sums likely to be required in the year ending 31st March,1964, amount to £4.21 million, as set out below. The House will be asked in due course to approve the necessary Supplementary Estimates. In the meantime, advances for urgent expenditure as required will be drawn from the Civil Contingencies Fund.

A. Military Forces
Cost of the Kenya armed forces 695,230
B. Development Aid
Grants and loans for previously approved Colonial Development and Welfare activities, including Land Settlement 2,932,874
A. Grant in aid of administration 450,000
B. Grants for previously approved Colonial Development and Welfare Schemes 80,500
C. Compensation and Commutation of Pensions:
1. Loan equivalent to the Zanzibar Government's share of the cost of the compensation scheme for overseas officers 42,400
2. Loan towards the cost of commutation of pensions of retiring overseas officers 16,500
In addition, assistance will be given to Kenya and Zanzibar as hitherto under the Overseas Service Aid Scheme.

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