HC Deb 18 December 1967 vol 756 c277W
67. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will make a statement on Great Britain's future relations with the People's Republic of Smith Yemen.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts:

The British Government naturally hope that we shall have normal friendly relations with the Southern Yemen. I have nothing to add to my replies to the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Eldon Griffiths) on 4th December and my hon. Friend the Member for Swindon (Mr. Francis Noel-Baker) on 5th December.—[Vol. 755, c. 216–7; c. 268.]

72. Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in what form, and at what interval, he is making over to the Government of South Yemen Republic the £9–£10 million of post-independence aid pledged by Her Majesty's Government over the next six months.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts:

The financial aid we have agreed to continue at recent levels for the next six months will be paid to the Crown Agents for the account of the People's Republic of Southern Yemen. That part of the aid which contributes towards recurrent expenditure will be paid in three bi-monthly instalments in advance; that relating to capital expenditure will be made available on proof of need. Equipment ordered and included within the offer will be delivered as available.