HC Deb 28 November 1968 vol 774 c186W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Minister of Overseas Development, how much aid will be given during the current financial year to the British Virgin Islands.

Mr. Prentice

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Marten) on 22nd October.

Following discussions with the delegation from the British Virgin Islands Government, arrangements are being made for that Government to accelerate its development programme by bringing forward to the current financial year up to £50,000 of its 1969–70 allocation of development funds. In addition, technical assistance is likely to amount to some £10,000.—[Vol. 770. c. 1066–67.]