§ Mr. Taverne
asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she will make a statement about economic aid to Tanzania.
§ Mrs. Castle
I have had talks with Mr. Bomani, Tanzanian Minister of Finance, who, I am glad to say, is now out of hospital. As a result, we agreed on the allocation to development projects of £6.75 million out of the total loan aid of £7.5 million which, as I said in answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham on 15th December, the British Government has promised to commit during the first two years of the new Development Plan. The allocation of the balance and other related outstanding matters are still under consideration.
The House will be asked to vote a supplementary estimate in due course for such amounts as will be borne on my Department's Votes; in the meantime, advances will be sought from the Civil Contingencies Fund as necessary.