§ 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.