HC Deb 11 May 1978 vol 949 c595W
Mr. Hooley

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what expenditure in her Department is devoted to tsetse fly control and research thereon; how much is spent in the United Kingdom and how much overseas and in which countries.

Mr. Tomlinson

Estimated expenditure on tsetse fly control and research by my Department in the year April 1977 to March 1978 was £200,000, of which £140,000 was spent on research. Approximately £150,000 of the total was spent in the United Kingdom, the remaining being spent in the following countries: Botswana (£28,000), Nigeria (£16,000), Zambia (£3,600), Upper Volta (£1,680), Kenya (£800) and The Gambia (£675).

Additionally my Department spent £250,000 on research into trypanosomiasis, a parasitic disease for which the tsetse fly is the vector, including £24,000 in the Sudan and £7,000 in The Gambia.