§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Lord Privy Seal why Her Majesty's Government are cutting off aid provided through British charities for poverty-directed projects in Chile; and what other forms of aid are at present being provided to Chile.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
The present programme was to provide up to £400,000 a year for two years, ending on 31 March 1980, and for financial reasons I cannot renew it. Other forms of aid are the Government training programme—£170,000 in 1979–80—which was not discontinued by the last Government, and the refugees' study awards programme—£2 million in 1979–80—which now covers 575 students.