HC Deb 13 February 1978 vol 944 c3W
52. Mr. James Johnson

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what assistance the British Government is giving to Jamaica in its present economic difficulties.

Mrs. Hart

When I was in Jamaica last month I signed with the Jamaican Government an agreement for a £20 million programme loan. This will help to ease Jamaica's present difficulties by assisting with the purchase of British goods necessary to the country's development. The loan will provide help quickly and should be fully disbursed before the end of the coming financial year. Other countries and institutions are also assisting Jamaica.

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