122. Mr. Robert Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans his Department has to assist in infrastructure development in Namibia.
§ Mrs. Chalker
British aid for Namibians in 1988 was just over £2 million. It focused on the development of English language teaching skills and scholarships for Namibians both inside and outside the country. This programme has continued in 1989. In addition we have contributed £1.15 million towards the refugee repatriation programme.
My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister told the House on 26 October at col. 1046 that we would provide assistance to Namibia after independence. The priorities for a future programme will be agreed with the new Government.