HC Deb 25 February 1993 vol 219 c660W
Mr. Malone

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are his plans for future management of aid to the southern Africa region.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

My right hon. and noble Friend the Minister for Overseas Development has announced the Government's intention to set up a new ODA development division in Pretoria, similar to those already operating successfully in other parts of the world. The British development division in Pretoria will help shape and run Britain's increasingly important bilateral aid programme in South Africa, and programmes in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland. The new development division will be operational this summer. The development division in Lilongwe will continue to manage aid programmes in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.