§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what projects have been undertaken by the New Towns Overseas Engagement Committee, following the dissolution of the British Urban Development Services Unit; and what is the financial out-turn to date.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The New Towns Overseas Engagement Committee, now known as the New Towns Consortium, has carried out a study of the dockyard area for the Bermuda Government and is at present engaged on a planning and implementation study for the Nigerian Federal Capital Development Authority. These projects have been carried out on a profitable basis. In addition individuals have been seconded on a repayment basis to the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank on short appraisal missions in the Philippines, Thailand and Hong Kong.