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St Helena

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will list the projects financed by development aid begun or completed in St. Helena and its dependencies in each of the past three years, with particular reference to agriculture, water and self-help schemes.

Following is the information:

St. Helena
£(Total Cost) £
1. Agriculture
(a) Pasture improvement and extension
(i) Former government land627(48,617)
(ii) Government commonages5,995(29,070)
(iii) Agricultural extension service17,294(17,328)
(b) Marketing1,485(1,485)
(c) Purchase of dairy equipment1,491(1.491)
(d) Purchase of sheep1,800(10,226)
2. Water
(a) Supplies10,376(10,376)
(b) Treatment plants10,783(37,756)
3. Self Help
Agricultural loans1,863(4,000)
(Total Cost)
1. Agriculture
(a) Pasture improvement and extension
(i) Botleys Ley/man and horse5,000(on-going)
(ii) Fishers Valley12,480(on-going)
(iii) Legume planting/gorse eradication9,525(on-going)
(iv) Horse pasture4,682(4,682)
(b) Purchase of Freisian bull1,300(1,300)
2. Water
House storage tanks5,200(on-going)
3. Self Help


(Total Cost) £

Assistance to private farmers2,500(on-going)

(Total Cost)



1. Agriculture

(a) Pasture improvement and extension

(i) Botleys Ley/man and horse18,972(23,972)
(ii) Fishers Valley18,877(31,357)
(iii) Legume planting/gorse eradication28,061(37,586)
2. Water
House storage tanks17,000(22,200)
3. SelfHelp
Assistance to private farmers22,500(25,000)

There was no development aid expenditure on projects in Ascension or Tristan da Cunha during this period.

asked the Lord Privy Seal what action has been taken in regard to the report of the water engineer at St. Helena submitted to his Department in August 1981.

The water engineer's reports on various aspects of water supplies for St. Helena are under consideration in conjunction with proposals for development in this field. Final decisions on implementation have not yet been taken, but the whole question will be examined by a budgetary and development aid review mission from my Department which will visit St. Helena in June this year.