§ Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the 1977 commitment of £6,000,000 of aid for development projects to Afghanistan as shown in appendix I, of class II, vote 7, of the Appropriation Accounts 1978–79 has been terminated.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
I refer my hon. Friend to the statement made to the282W House on 14 January by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, the Member for Mid-Oxon (Mr. Hurd)—[Vol. 976, c. 1222]—that we have ended our aid programme in Afghanistan except that those Arghan students already in this country will be allowed to complete their courses.