§ Mr. Hornby
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the talks the Minister for Overseas Development has held with Kenya Ministers this week.
§ Mr. Wood
During my recent visit to Kenya, I had the opportunity of discussions with the Kenya Government and of seeing projects financed under our aid programme. I was able this week to assure the Ministers of the British Government's willingness to continue to provide support for the Kenya Development Programme. I said that, subject to parliamentary approval, financial aid of £22 million would be made available for commitment over the next three years, including £5 million carried over from previous undertakings.
Of the £17 million assistance, up to £7 million will be available to facilitate the continued transfer of British mixed farms to Kenyan ownership. Up to £6 million of this will be a grant for purchase for settlement, and £1 million will be provided on loan terms for the Agricultural Finance Corporation. The balance of £10 million will be available as a loan for other development projects which will be jointly discussed and agreed between the two Governments.