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Voluntary Organisations

Volume 892: debated on Monday 12 May 1975

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43.

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what plans she has to assist the voluntary organisations which provide aid to the developing countries.

44.

asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will make a statement on the question of assistance to voluntary organisations which provide services to developing countries.

I have told the voluntary agencies of my intention to match pound for pound their development projects, which may range in cost from £3,000 to £50,000. They welcome this new step, which is essentially concerned with the experimental and prototype work they are so well qualified to undertake in development, as distinct from their relief operations.