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European Community (Aid To Non-Associates)

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what British proposals have been put forward to the Development Council of the European Economic Community concerning aid to non-associates.

[pursuant to his reply, to a supplementary question by the hon. Member, 16 June 1980, c. 1122–23]: The list is as follows :

Projects proposed by the United Kingdom to the Commission

(The Commission has expressed a definite interest in those projects marked with an asterisk.)

Bolivia :

Bolivian geological service (Geobol): Aerial geophysical survey of NE Bolivia.

Costa Rica :

New library for agricultural research centre*.

Yemen Arab Republic :

TC for technical training institute*.

Sri Lanka :

Water supply project.

Bangladesh :

Cotton development*, Livestock development*, Pesticide disposal, Forestry development, Rice project*, Coastal fisheries. Edible oils project*, Tea gasification (for drying tea), Dacca leather complex.

1980 Projects already approved

Nepal :

Livestock development.

Thailand :

Co-operatives training.

Nicaragua :

Rural planning and development.