§ Mr. Newens
asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will provide a full list of current aid projects which the United Kingdom supports in Guyana, giving the cost of the British contribution in each case.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
The projects and the total—not annual—British contributions—all in the form of loans—are:
1. Tapakuma—£2.97 million. A large-scale irrigation project to increase rice production, co-financed with the World Bank and other donors.
2. Essequibo sea defences—£3.3 million. A project for reconstruction of the sea defences fronting the Tapakuma area.
3. Austin/Bedford repair programme—£0. million. Spare parts for vehicles operated by the Guyana Ministry of Works: two British mechanics are supervising the operation.
4. Pilot vessels—£0.675 million. Two vessels for the Georgetown pilot service.
5. Dredging equipment—£0.620 million. A tug and two split barges for the transport and harbours department, 170W primarily for dredging in Georgetown harbour.
6. Miscellaneous capital goods. £6.5 million, allocated in April 1978, for the supply of various items of capital equipment incluuding two gas turbine generators, a Skyvan aircraft and components for the Demerara bridge.