HC Deb 08 March 1990 vol 168 cc781-2W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Overseas Development Administration's future funding of the Liverpool school of tropical medicine.

Mr. Waldegrave

As the authorities of the Liverpool school have been told, we are prepared to make a substantial increase in the level of financial support which the school receives from the aid programme. Its provision is subject to an agreement with the school on a set of work programmes to replace the present system of providing aid finance to cover the costs of the salaries of specific individuals and of specific units in the school.

The work programmes are being designed by the school and will aim to make maximum use of their capacity to help address key health issues and problems in developing countries.

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