§ Mr. Goodhart
asked the Minister for Overseas Development what financial or technical assistance was given to the Seychelles in 1974–75 and 1975–76; what is being given in 1976–77; and what will be given in 1977–78 if present plans are unchanged.
§ Mr. Prentice
Gross disbursements of bilateral aid to the Seychelles in 1974–75 and 1975–76 were as follows:
Type of aid Financial year 1974–75 Financial year 1975–76 (provisional) £ £ Capital Aid 2,010,002 2,935,452 Technical Co-operation 858,843 996,262 Total 2,868,845 3,931,714
Consequent on Seychelles becoming independent it is expected that the levels of disbursement will increase throughout the years 1976–77 and 1977–78.