HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 cc48-9W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister for Overseas Development what economic and technical assistance the former High Commission territories and Malawi were receiving from the United Kingdom at the time of independence.

Mr. Prentice

The following table shows gross aid disbursements to Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi and Swaziland in the year of each country's independence:

he will authorise runway facilities at the airport in the Falkland Isles to be extended to full international length, before contractors and their equipment, now engaged on works there, have departed.

Mr. Prentice

The suggestion made in the Economic Survey of the Falkland Islands is one of a number of proposals in the report which are being considered by Her Majesty's Government.