HC Deb 13 March 1973 vol 852 cc341-2W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the terms of economic help concluded with the Sultan of Muscat and Oman under the 1958 Exchange of Letters.

Mr. Kershaw

In the Exchange of Letters of 25th July 1958 (Command 507) Her Majesty's Government agreed to assist the Sultan of Muscat and Oman in carrying out a civil development programme which was to include the improvement of roads, medical and educational facilities and an agriculutral research programme. The estimated total capital cost of this programme to Her Majesty's Government was approximately £184,000 with recurrent costs of approximately £56,000 per annum.

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