§ Sir Ian Orr-Ewing
asked the Minister of Overseas Development in what years the £75 million of economic and defence aid agreed to be provided by the United Kingdom at the Kuala Lumpur conference will be paid; and what percentage will be tied to United Kingdom goods and services.
§ Mr. Prentice
The £50 million and £25 million of special aid offered to Singapore and Malaysia respectively is available for commitment over the five years up to March 1973. Up to 30 per cent. of these totals is available for commitment in the first year up to March 1969. The actual rate of disbursement will flow from the nature of the particular commitments entered into. At least 75 per cent. of the total aid offered to each country will be tied to the procurement of British goods and services.