HC Deb 20 November 1964 vol 702 c106W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she will make a statement about aid for the new University of Zambia, in the light of Dr. Kaunda's recent visit

Mrs. Castle

I discussed the needs of the new University of Zambia with Dr. Kaunda during his visit. Britain has from the outset given, and plans to continue to give, technical aid to this important development, which is based on plans drawn up in a report of an international expert mission led by Sir John Lockwood. The capital cost of the University over the next few years is rather more than £2 million. It is expected that the Zambia Government themselves will contribute substantially towards this. I told Dr. Kaunda that the British Government was prepared, subject to Parliament voting the necessary funds, to agree in advance of general discussions about development, to contribute £1 million towards the capital costs of the academic buildings, staff housing, and equipment