HC Deb 05 May 1967 vol 746 cc124-5W
3. Mr. James Wellbeloved

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements Her Majesty's Government is making to enable the local security forces to take over the task of guarding the Francistown Relay Station.

Mr. Bowden

The Botswana Government are engaged in extending their armed police force and will be able to assume this responsibility in a few months' time. Parliament will be asked in due course to vote a contribution of £165,000 towards the cost by means of a supplementary estimate on the Commonwealth Services Vote. In the meantime an advance is being obtained from the Civil Contingencies Fund.

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