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Rhodesia (Medical Research Schemes)

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1965

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what United Kingdom grants for medical research and treatment of Africans, Asians and Europeans in Rhodesia have been stopped since the unilateral declaration of independence; and whether she will make a statement.

Financial aid for two medical research schemes in Rhodesia has been stopped. One of these schemes was a grant to the University College for trypanosomiasis research and I am considering whether this can be resumed in the light of the Government's decision to continue our recurrent aid to the college.