HC Deb 02 March 1989 vol 148 c257W
Ms. Lestor

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been set aside by the European development fund for each year since 1984, to be spent on the Falklands; and how much has been spent.

Mr. Chris Patten

The Falkland Islands receive an allocation of aid under each five year European development fund (EDF). Under EDF V, this was 0.05 mecu for 1980–85. This has been fully committed but not yet spent. Under EDF VI, 1.1 mecu were allocated for 1985–90. Commitments have yet to be made. In addition the Falkland Islands were allotted 0.067 mecu in 1988 for a shortfall of export earnings from sheep's or lamb's wool.