HC Deb 27 April 1966 vol 727 c40W
Mr. Chapman

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether he will make a statement on aid to British Guiana.

Mr. Greenwood

Following discussions in London with Mr. Henry Thomas, the British Guiana Minister of Economic Affairs, the British Government have informed the British Guiana Government of their intention to continue to assist that country's development after independence. The British Government have offered, subject to Parliamentary approval, to provide Guiana with aid totalling some £3 million in the U.K. financial year 1966–67. This is made up of £1 million budgetary aid, already announced, about 1.2 million in development grants and about £0.75 million in technical assistance, gifts of militant equipment and development loans. This is in addition to a development loan of £416,000 in the first quarter of 1966.