asked the Minister of Overseas Development what steps she is taking to mitigate the effects of the recent disaster in Mauritius; and what help has already been given.
asked the Minister of Overseas Development what relief aid she is giving to the Mauritius Government and people following the damage suffered from the cyclone which
|United Kingdom Milk Production (Million gallons)||Butter Imports|
|'000 tons||c.i.f. value in £m.|
|July to September 1973||…||…||…||739·50||47·3||21·13|
|October to December 1973||…||…||…||666·28||66·0||28·95|
|January to March 1974||…||…||…||653·72||120·3||52·41|
|April to June 1974||…||…||…||…||854·22||84·6||45·36|
|July to September 1974||…||…||…||727·93||104·4||59·63|
|October to December 1974||…||…||…||645·08||138·9||74·15|
passed over Mauritius last week; and if she will make a statement.
In my reply of 17th February I told the hon. Member for Rye (Mr. Irvine) that personnel from the Royal Naval communications station in Mauritius gave immediate assistance. Her Majesty's Government have made a contribution of £10,000 to the Mauritius Government's Cyclone Reconstruction Fund, and my Disaster Unit has despatched medical supplies to the value of £2,000. A Royal Navy frigate, accompanied by its auxiliary vessel, arrived at the island earlier this week to assist further in relief work.When we have had fuller information from the Mauritius Government I shall, of course, be prepared to consider what further help we can give.