HC Deb 23 July 1979 vol 971 cc3-4W
Mr. John Grant

asked the Lord Privy Seal what response he will now make to the request from the Government of Tanzania for special aid to help offset the consequences of the conflict with Uganda.

Mr. Neil Marten

Development aid cannot be used directly or indirectly for military purposes. What we can do is to assist Tanzania with her general development requirements, and this is already being done on a substantial scale. The Tanzanian special request has been received, and will require co-ordinated consideration by the international community. Our own response must to some extent be dependent on the outcome of the public expenditure review.