§ Mr. Heath
The Egyptian Grants Committee, whose constitution my hon. 9W Friend the then Under-Secretary announced in the House on 7th February has received a number of applications for these grants and has made a preliminary examination of them. It now appears, however, that a number of potential applicants may well have been unable, for various reasons, to complete their applications before the terminal date of 1st July. It has therefore been decided to extend the time limit for applications for grants out of the £2½ million fund up to September 1st, 1963. No application that is not received in completed and definitive form by that date will be considered by the Committee; and no further extension of the time limit is contemplated.
This time limit does not apply to applications for grants out of the £500,000 fund allocated for assistance towards the settlement of agents' charges.