§ Mr. Soames
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aid has been sought from the European Economic Community to help the development of the Falkland Islands.
§ Mr. Raison
A total of 478,000 ecu—some £284,000—has been allocated to the Falkland Islands from the fourth and fifth European development funds. In addition, 300,000 ecu—some £178,000—of emergency aid was provided for rehabilitation following the hostilities in 1982. The European Investment Bank has also provided 200,000 ecu—some £119,000—for a salmon-ranching study. No further aid is currently being sought.