§ Mr. Michael Latham
asked the Minister for Overseas Development what is the total sum of aid promised to Mozambique as a result of its applying sanctions to Rhodesia; over what period it will be paid; how much has been paid to date; and from what other countries known to him Mozambique is receiving aid for the same purposes.
§ Mr. Prentice
We have offered £15 million in financial assistance to Mozambique, of which £5 million will be for rapid disbursement with the balance being available over a period of years. No disbursements have yet been made. British assistance will help to meet Mozambique's development needs, which have been increased by the imposition of sanctions against Rhodesia.
A number of other countries are providing development assistance to Mozambique; the most recent to announce its intention to do so is the United States of America.