§ Mr. R. Carr
The countries concerned are the Somali Republic and Zanzibar.
I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary that, just after the rupture of diplomatic relations with the Somali Republic in March, 1963, about £15,000 was paid under Her Majesty's Government's programme of financial aid to the Somali Republic to pensioners of the former Somaliland Protectorate Government. No subsequent payments have been made to the Somali Government, but my Department has spent about £6,000 on providing training courses in Britain for Somali nationals, in addition to some very limited British Council assistance for this purpose.
Since the revolution in Zanzibar small sums have been paid by my Department to Zanzibar nationals being trained in this country under technical assistance arrangements. No grant or loan has since been made to the Zanzibar Government by Her Majesty's Government.