HC Deb 15 December 1964 vol 704 c34W
33. Mr. Dell

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she will make a statement on the results of her discussions with Dr. Banda about aid to Malawi.

Mrs. Castle

Yes. I informed Dr. Banda that, in fulfilment of our undertaking following the dissolution of The Federation to assist Malawi, the British Government are ready to contribute £6.25 million towards the country's recurrent expenditure, and £1.5 million for capital projects, in 1965. This is in addition to the unspent balance of £1.5 million of the £3 million granted for development in July this year. We are considering separately the question of aid to the new University of Malawi.

A formal request to Parliament for appropriation of funds will be made in due course. In the meantime, such advance payments as are necessary will be made from the Civil Contingencies Fund.