HC Deb 25 January 1971 vol 810 cc14-5W
Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the estimated levels of capital and technical assistance to Botswana in the current financial year; and what are the planned levels for 1971–72.

Mr. Wood

The estimated 1970–71 level of aid is £5.409 million, made up of development aid of £2 million, budgetary support of £2.675 million, with loans of £154,000 for compensation and commutation of pensions of British officers, and technical assistance of £580,000.

It is not yet possible to indicate the overall level of aid in 1971–72, because the amount of budgetary aid has yet to be determined in the light of proposals which I am awaiting from the Botswana Government. Development aid in that year will be about £1.7 million, and technical assistance is expected to continue at about this year's level.

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