Technical assistance to Pakistan is given under a number of different schemes, such as the Colombo Plan, which includes other recipients, and it is difficult to give precise financial comparisons for individual countries. My best estimate is that my Department's expenditure on technical assistance for Pakistan was of the order of £650,000 in 1962–63 and that it will be about 20 to 30 per cent. higher than that this year.
In reply to the first point, the expenditure is split more or less into equal parts between the provision of British experts, bringing Pakistan students here for training and the provision of equipment for Pakistan institutions of education. I should certainly like to make more use of British consultants in Pakistan and other countries. We are already making use of their services for feasibility studies, and I hope that this is a tendency which will increase.