HC Deb 16 January 1979 vol 960 cc735-6W
Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the British Government have given to the Tanzanian authorities following the attack on Tanzania by Uganda.

Dr. Owen

The British Government have made available to the Government of Tanzania programme aid amounting to £1 million, to be used subject to the normal conditions attached to such aid, for civilian rehabilitation purposes in the Kagera region. This is additional to the £2.5 million of programme aid made available recently for other purposes. The British Government have also paid the air freight costs of a girder bridge, and have supplied a small amount of mine detecting equipment, to help the rehabilitation of the region. A supplementary estimate for the amount involved, which is of the order of £81,000, will be laid before Parliament in the normal way.