§ Mr. Dorrell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the proposals for new population projects that have been submitted to him since his answer to the hon. Member for Loughborough 489W on 15 June 1981, Official Report, c. 293; which of these proposals were accepted and at what estimated cost; which were rejected; and what were the reasons for that rejection.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
Since 15 June 1981 the following new proposals have been made formally by the Governments concerned:
- (i) Assistance to Registrar-General's Office, India
- (ii) Publication cost of census reports, Kiribati—£10,000
- (iii) Technical advice on population policy and censuses, Nigeria
- (iv) Contribution to IBRD first population project, Pakistan
- (v) Preliminary approach for assistance with family planning programme, St. Vincent
- (vi) Visit of census officials to UK, Syria—£1,000
- (vii) Technical advice on utilisation of census results, Tanzania—£10,000
- (viii) Provision of Land Rovers for the forthcoming census, Zaire.
No proposals have been rejected. Projects shown with estimated costs have been accepted; the remainder are still under consideration.
The following projects have been considered for funding through voluntary agencies but were unsuccessful because the funds available were fully committed:
£ Population Concern Family planning and maternal child health care, Chimbote, Peru 13,142 Chittagong slum area integrated health, education and family planning project, Bangladesh 4,500 Population Services Rural male surgical contraceptive programme, Sri Lanka 56,925 Rural family planning programme, Agra, India 52,970 Family planning promotion, Haiti 10,000 Africa Now Contraceptives—social marketing Kenya 64,270
Two further applications did not meet the criteria of the scheme:
Population Concern £ Family planning association, Madhy Pradesh, India 3,778 IPPF Family planning project, Varanasi, India 52,000
In addition we have been able to approve a one-year extension to the Tabib family planning project in Pakistan (£3,175)
§ Mr. Dorrell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the expenditure on population projects in the bilateral aid programme for 1981, classified by project and country.
§ Mr. Neil Marten
Expenditure on bilateral population projects in 1981 was approximately £1 million. In addition, £89,500 was spent on joint funding scheme projects in the population sector. The disbursements were as follows:
Disbursements of Bilateral Population Projects—1981 £ Botswana Public health and family planning nurse tutors 40,000 Egypt World Bank population project II; United Kingdom input uncludes vehicles; equipment; and nursing experts 346,500 Gibraltar Population census advisory visits 3,000 India
£ Buildings and equipment for extending family planning activities in rural/semi rural areas 283,000 Expert advice and minor equipment relating to population project in Orissa State 50,000 Kenya Census administration adviser 6,000 Census cartography adviser 6,000 World Bank population project I: rural demonstration health centres and nurses' training school, Mombassa 139,000 Pakistan Contraceptive supplies appraisal visit 2,000 Papua New Guinea Population education adviser 12,000 St. Lucia Director of mother and child health family planning (MCH/FP) programme 33,000 Solomon Islands Family health and family planning programme 10,900 Sudan Part funding of world fertility survey 12,000 Syria Population census officials. Visit to United Kingdom 1,000 Zimbabwe Census administration adviser 15,000 Regional—America Demographic adviser for English-speaking Caribbean, CELADE 25,000 Regional—Asia Demographic adviser on household surveys and projections, ESCAP 16,000
Disbursements of Joint Funding Scheme Projects—1981 £ Bangladesh Family planning training for Red Cross dais and midwives 1,000 Haiti Family planning promotion (population services) 24,500 Pakistan Tabib family planning project (Oxfam) 1,500 Philippines Family planning project Zamboanga (population services) 32,500 Sri Lanka Ayurvedic practitioners family planning training programme (population services) 30,000