§ 34. Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the latest figures for British aid to Bangladesh; and if he will make a statement.
§ 36. Mr. Douglas-Mann
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will now make a statement on further aid to Bangladesh.
§ Mr. Wood
Her Majesty's Government signed two interest-free loan agreements2W with the Government of Bangladesh on 26th February. These together provided £4.835 million. We have also promised £3 million of relief aid. Out of this, we have paid £1 million in cash to the United Nations and £200,000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross, and we spent £300,000 on various vessels, aircraft charters and Bailey bridges. We have also made a special contribution of £100,000 to U.N.I.C.E.F. for relief in Bangladesh. I am not in a position to announce further aid.