§ Mr. Livsey
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will indicate the percentage breakdown of the £30 million provided for development projects in the Falkland Islands, including the proportion spent on (a) the buying of farmland for redistribution, (b) research, (c) evaluation of development projects and (d) administrative expenses, including visits by officials and experts.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
The breakdown of the £31 million development aid grant is as follows:
Estimated expenditure to date
Falkland Islands Development Corporation1 27 15 Power and water supply projects 25 14 Technical Co-operation 16 16 Land/farm transfer 8 7
Estimated expenditure to dale
Road and track construction projects 6 4 School hostel 4 4 Agricultural Research Centre 3 3 Miscellaneous small projects and balance awaiting firm commitment 11 237 100 100 1 Including research and development activities. 2 Unspent.
The technical co-operation allocation provides for the cost of manpower assistance, including the cost of those involved in the evaluation of projects. Departmental administrative expenses are not funded from the grant.