HC Deb 14 February 1972 vol 831 cc30-1
35. Mr. Scott-Hopkins

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will instruct Her Majesty's Ambassador to Nepal to give assistance to the Gurkha resettlement organisation in Nepal.

Mr. Wood

My Department has for some time undertaken projects to help former Gurkhas, and it is now planning an expansion of this programme.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

I am grateful for that reply. Is my right hon. Friend aware that there has been some difficulty in sending out the various things which are needed by the mission, such things as seeds and so on? Will he take it that any help which he can give will be gratefully received by this well worth while mission?

Mr. Wood

I thank my hon. Friend for what he says. I think he will be satisfied with what we are trying to do.