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Middle East

Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what studies have been made of technical assistance needs of Middle East countries by the development divisions in Beirut, in the light of the enhanced revenues from oil which will accrue to certain States.

The Middle East Development Division of my Ministry is in constant touch with the technical assistance needs of the Middle East countries with which we have development programmes. Programmes in the richer countries are limited and declining, but new forms of co-operation are developing which take account of their increased resources.