HC Deb 28 October 1976 vol 918 cc381-2W
Sir Nigel Fisher

asked the Minister of Overseas Development if he will give his estimate of the per capita annual income in the former African colonies and in the Indian sub-continent.

Mr. Judd

My Ministry does not produce its own estimates of the GNP per capita of developing countries. However, the estimates of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for 1975, except where otherwise indicated, are as follows:

Former UK Colonies in Africa US Dollars
Nigeria $330
Tanzania $170
Kenya $220
Uganda $250
Ghana $460
Malawi $150
Zambia $540
Sierra Leone $200
Lesotho $180
Botswana $330
The Gambia $190
Swaziland $470
Mauritius $580
Seychelles $370*
Indian Sub-Continent
India $150
Bangladesh $110
Pakistan $140
Nepal $110
Sri Lanka $150
Bhutan $70†
*for 1973
†for 1974

The estimates for Seychelles and Bhutan are very tentative.