HC Deb 14 June 1971 vol 819 cc20-1W
Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how the £5 million from British public funds for relief and rehabilitation in the war-affected areas of Nigeria is being spent.

Mr. Wood

Except for a small sum for contingencies, the £5 million have now been committed. The money is being used to buy and move the following supplies:

£ million
(i) Motor transport and spares 1.098
(ii) Medical equipment; including re-equipment of hospitals, a substantial quantity of drugs, motor ambulances and ambulance launches 0.848
(iii) Agricultural tools in substantial quantities for the use of individual farmers 0.323
(iv) Building equipment; including cement and roof sheeting 0.476
(v) Fishing equipment for local fishermen 0.108
(vi) Equipment for the University at Nsukka, the College of Technology at Enugu, secondary schools and libraries 0.324
(vii) Seeds for planting programmes, and relief food 0.241
(viii) Water pumps and fittings 0.105
(ix) Tentage 0.122
(x) Miscellaneous; including mobile telephone exchanges 0.061
(xi) Financial support allocated to International Agencies and Voluntary Societies which have been operating in the war affected areas including: Save the Children Fund, U.N.I.C.E.F., League of Red Cross Societies, International Committee of the Red Cross, St. John Ambulance, Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind, Oxfam, British Red Cross Society and British Council of Churches
(Total) 1.257
(xii) Contingencies 0.37

NOTE.—Figures have been rounded and are subject to adjustments for actual freight charges, insurance, etc.

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