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Volume 978: debated on Thursday 7 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether the 1977 commitment of £6,000,000 of aid for development projects to Afghanistan as shown in appendix I, of class II, vote 7, of the Appropriation Accounts 1978–79 has been terminated.

I refer my hon. Friend to the statement made to the House on 14 January by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, the Member for Mid-Oxon (Mr. Hurd)—[Vol. 976, c. 1222]—that we have ended our aid programme in Afghanistan except that those Arghan students already in this country will be allowed to complete their courses.