HC Deb 28 November 1979 vol 974 cc703-4W
61. Mr. Maxton

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement on aid to Bolivia.

Mr. Ridley

There is a small continuing programme of aid to Bolivia. We have projects in agriculture, geological exploration, fisheries and health, which we intend to continue.

A major project of capital aid for the re-equipment of the State tin mines has been under discussion for a number of years. The final decision on this project will have to wait until decisions are reached on the whole of the aid programme for next year.