HC Deb 08 November 1982 vol 31 cc43-4W
66. Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will institute a scheme to relieve the financial hardship faced by Ugandan students in the United Kingdom due to the devaluation of the Ugandan currency.

Mr. Neil Marten

I do not believe that a formal scheme would be justified. It has been made clear on more than one occasion to the Uganda authorities that we could provide financial support, if the Uganda Government wished, in respect of students and courses meeting our developmental criteria. I believe the Africa Educational Trust is at present examining which cases might be put to us for consideration.