HC Deb 13 April 1965 vol 710 cc157-8W
36. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what additional assistance has been given to members of Commonwealth countries since November 1964; and in what form it has been given.

Mrs. Castle

New pledges of development and budgetary aid totalling nearly £20 million have been made to independent Commonwealth countries since 1st November 1964. I am circulating details in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

My proposals for further development aid to the dependencies, in the Overseas Development and Service Bill, provide for expenditure of up to £135 million for the five years from 1965 to 1970. Our technical assistance programme in the Commonwealth, our budgetary aid to dependencies and the operations of the Commonwealth Development Corporation are of a continuing nature.