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Volume 931: debated on Monday 9 May 1977

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development what response will be made by Her Majesty's Government to the recommendations of a UN mission that a programme of assistanace be given to Lesotho to overcome economic difficulties rising from South Africa's closure of border posts between Lesotho and the Transkei region.

We have only recently received the report, which recommends a substantial investment programme of development in Lesotho. We are studying the recommendations with a view to determining what response we may be able to make.