HC Deb 23 February 1965 vol 707 cc51-2W
Mr. Longbottom

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether she has now completed her consideration of the extension of the Overseas Service Aid scheme to local authorities and other para-government bodies in developing countries; and whether she will make a statement.

Mrs. Castle

I expect tomorrow to move in the House the Second Reading of the Overseas Development and Service Bill, Clause 2 of which is designed to take power to extend the Overseas Service Aid Scheme to quasi-governmental bodies in overseas countries undertaking public or social functions.