HC Deb 21 March 1980 vol 981 c364W
Mr. David Hunt

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether aid for reconstruction purposes will be provided for Rhodesia.

Mr. Luce

We have offered an immediate grant of £7 million, subject to Parliamentary approval, for reconstruction in Zimbabwe. We have also agreed to provide up to £½ million to be spent through voluntary agencies on projects for rehabilitation and reconstruction. We shall match expenditure by the voluntary agencies on this on a pound for pound basis. Further aid will be considered after independence.

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