HC Deb 04 March 1983 vol 38 cc254-5W
Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will set out the current programmes of United Kingdom aid in Mauritius and their value.

Mr. Raison

Our aid programme for Mauritius comprises capital aid and technical co-operation worth in total about £1.5 million a year. There are two extant project loans, each for £5 million: the earlier loan is fully committed and only £500,000 remains to be spent; over £2.5 million has so far been committed from the later loan and nearly £2 million of that spent. Current capital projects are mainly in the infrastructure field. Under technical cooperation arrangements, we finance principally the services of a small number of British personnel in Mauritius and those of British consultants, and the training of Mauritians in the United Kingdom.

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