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Volume 983: debated on Thursday 24 April 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what forms aid to the African Republic of Liberia take at present; and how much cash aid went to that republic in 1979.

Aid is in the form of technical co-operation. We provide 10 advisers in rubber development, health and education, and a mapping and survey project; and a small training programme in the United Kingdom. Total expenditure in 1979 was £290,000 In addition, the Commonwealth Development Corporation has investments in Liberia. In 1979 it spent £903,000 on oil palm, rubber, and water and sewerage projects.