§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the total value of economic aid which has been given to Uganda since the installation of the civilian Government.
§ Mr. Ridley
In April and May 1979, we made capital aid grants totalling £2 million for immediate economic rehabilitation in Uganda. We are also incurring expenditure on technical co-operation activities estimated to cost about £700,000 this year. Earlier this month we offered366W the Uganda Government a further £4 million of capital aid for expenditure in 1980–81 and said that we hoped to spend up to £1 million on further technical cooperation activities in that year.
In addition, we indicated that we hoped, subject to parliamentary approval, to be able to conclude a retrospective terms adjustment agreement which would relieve Uganda over a period of years of payments to Her Majesty's Government totalling over £16 million in respect of past Government loans; and to reach a final agreement on the payment of pensions for expatriate staff which would benefit Uganda substantially (including a net payment to Uganda of up to £2¾ million).