§ 55. Mr. James Johnson
asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the level of aid now being given to Somalia; whether this is likely to increase; and in what fields of the economy.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
The cost of our bilateral aid programme in 1981–82 is expected to be about £1.5 million; I do not expect that figure to increase in coming years. In addition in 1981–82 we provided aid for refugee relief in cash and kind totalling about £3 million. Our current development assistance is directed primarily towards livestock, agriculture, fisheries, nursing and education, including training in the United Kingdom.