HC Deb 09 July 1984 vol 63 c355W
Mr. Dover

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what have been the annual amounts of financial aid to Somalia in each of the last five years; and when the decision about the next year's allocation will be made.

Mr. Raison

The calendar year totals of gross United Kingdom aid to Somalia since 1979 are as follows:

Year Financial Aid Technical co-operation Total
1979 985 326 1,311
1980 2,117 689 2,806
1981 1,576 865 2,441
1982 1,622 906 2,528
1983 1,246 1,240 2,486

The level of expenditure in any one year is influenced by a number of factors, including physical progress on projects; and the appropriate allocation of aid resources is regularly reviewed in the light of changes in these factors. The current expectation for Somalia is that the level of aid in 1984 will be slightly higher than in 1983.