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Malawi

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a report on his recent visit to Malawi.

My right hon. Friend has not recently visited Malawi. However, I was there from 23 to 26 January. I was there from 23 to 26 January. I met Presidet Banda, the Ministers of Finance and Health, and the governor projects with which the United Kingdom is assisting, the national seed farm in Lilongwe, and the Smallholder Tea Authority in Mulanje.

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will reconsider the level of future aid to Malawi in view of the serious abuse of human rights in that country.

The Government's position on the provision of aid to Malawi remains as stated in the reply given by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my hon. Friend the Member for mix-Oxen (Mr. Hurd) to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Springburn (Mr. Martin) on 28 November 1979 –[Vol.974,c.704.]