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Rhodesia (Aid)

Volume 981: debated on Friday 21 March 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether aid for reconstruction purposes will be provided for Rhodesia.

We have offered an immediate grant of £7 million, subject to Parliamentary approval, for reconstruction in Zimbabwe. We have also agreed to provide up to £½ million to be spent through voluntary agencies on projects for rehabilitation and reconstruction. We shall match expenditure by the voluntary agencies on this on a pound for pound basis. Further aid will be considered after independence.