HC Deb 07 February 1977 vol 925 cc538-40W
Mr. Newens

asked the Minister for Overseas Development how many members of the police forces of each of the ASEAN Alliance countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, have been on training or educational courses at British universities, police training colleges or other British institutions since 1966.

Mr. Tomlinson

I have information only about those members of police forces whose professional training has been sponsored by my Ministry. Since January 1972 the numbers of aid-financed trainees from ASEAN countries attending police training courses have been as follows:

Indonesia 1
Malaysia 21
Philippines 12
Singapore 3
Thailand 3
Information for the years 1966 to 1972 is not immediately available. I shall send that to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Mr. Newens

asked the Minister for Overseas Development what cuts are to be made in future overseas aid to any of the member countries of the ASEAN Alliance, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, as the result of plans to reduce Government expenditure.

Mr. Judd

As I said at Question Time on 17th January, the effect of cuts on

1976–77 £ 1977–78 £
£ £
1. Centre for World Development Education:
a) Core Budget 14,912 60,000
(b) Programme of Work 40,000 10,000
2. Attitudes survey commissioned of the Central Office of Information 25,500 4,500
3. Welsh Centre for International Affairs 4,345
4. Europa Calcutta Consortium, Coventry 500
5. International Development Centre, Coventry 550
6. United Nations Association, Educational Trust for Scotland 1,000
7. Commonwealth Institute 7,500 2,500
8. School of Oriental and African Studies 2,000
9. Voluntary Service Overseas 900
10. Intermediate Technology Development Group 4,800
11. Development Education Centre, Selly Oak Colleges 800
12. Norwich Third World Centre 916
13. United Nations Development Programme, Development Education Working Group 2,702
14. Third World First 75
15. Third World Publications 1,500
16. OXFAM 2,100
17. Greater Manchester Country Ecumenical Council 715
18. Council for Education in World Citizenship 700
19. World Development Movement 195
20. Ruskin College, Oxford 465
Total 112,175 77,000

specific allocations will have to be determined after the detailed review of the entire aid programme and of our priorities within it, which is now in hand. I do not expect that any changes will be necessary in commitments already made.