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Southern Africa Universities

Volume 174: debated on Monday 18 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much money was given in aid by the United Kingdom to universities during (a) 1988–89 and (b) 1989–90 in (i) South Africa, (ii) Malawi and (iii) Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.

The figures in the table represent the cost of the following activities—

  • (i) in South Africa scholarships for black students, and advice on strengthening academic support programmes for them;
  • (ii) in Malawi and Zimbabwe the supplementation from the bilateral aid programme of the salaries of British lecturers and the provision of equipment; and expenditure in these countries from the ODA grant to the committee for international co-operation in higher education.
  • 1988–89 £1989–90 £
    South Africa350,000800,000