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Bolivia

Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development if violations of human rights in Bolivia have influenced, or will in the future influence, decisions on the provision of aid to that country by Her Majesty's Government.

The question of human rights is always one of the factors which I take into account when considering the provision of aid to any developing country.

asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will review the decision to provide aid for equipment to be used in Huanuni mine in Bolivia.

At Huanuni, my Ministry is providing £225,000 for a tin concentrates bagging plant, under an agreement signed after lengthy discussions with the Bolivian authorities in November 1976. Orders have already been placed for this equipment, and I do not propose to revise this agreement.

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what was the annual value of aid provided to assist the development of the mining sector of the Bolivian economy for each year from 1970 to the present; and what was the total for the whole period.

The cost of British aid to the mining sector in Bolivia from 1970 until 31st December 1976 was as follows. Figures are accurate to the nearest £1,000.

£1,000
1974240
1975161
1976548
Total949

asked the Minister of Overseas Development what was (a) the annual value of aid provided to Bolivia for each year from 1970 to the present, and (b) the total for the whole period.

The cost of British aid to Bolivia from 1970 until 31st December 1976 was as follows. Figures are accurate to the nearest £1,000.

£1,000
1970112
1971130
1972832
1973901
19741,228
1975791
19761,057
Total 1970–765,051
Of this total, £3,285,000 was provided by means of two specific loans financed by the United Kingdom and administered by the Inter-American Development Bank. It is not possible to quantify aid given by other multilateral agencies, to which the United Kingdom is a contributor.