§ 88. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Lord Privy Seal why Katanga has not been receiving its monthly payments of foreign currency of about 300 million francs, as provided in the Thant Plan; and what progress has been made with the fulfilment of its financial, constitutional and other provisions.
§ Mr. Heath
I understand that 300 million francs was in fact allocated to South Katanga during the first quarter of 1963 for import licences, while a further 200 million francs of foreign exchange was allocated to cover transport costs and invisible transfers. In addition, a proportion of customs receipts is paid into the Katangan account. Discussions on the other provisions of the Plan have been proceeding between the Katanga authorities and the Central Government representative in Elisabethville.