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World University Service

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development, further to her reply in the Official Report, 24th November, c. 821–2 how many Rhodesian Africans have received awards from World University Service; and what is the average value of such awards.

396 Rhodesian Africans have received awards from the Ministry of Overseas Development under the programme managed by the World University Service. In 1975, when this programme was begun, the average annual cost for each of 70 awards was £638; in 1976 it rose to £894 for each of the 191 recipients; and the estimated cost for each of the 318 students who have benefited in 1977 was £1,059. The average annual cost over the three years since the programme's inception is £864.

asked the Minister of Overseas Development, further to her reply, Official Report, 24th November, columns 821–2, if she will give the names of the senior academics who sit on the committee which monitors her Department's expenditure on the World University Service.

Monitoring of the accountable grants is a function of my Department. I shall shortly write to the hon. Member giving the names of senior academics taking part in this work.