HC Deb 10 June 1991 vol 192 c433W
Mrs. Irene Adams

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what aid Her Majesty's Government will he giving to the Ethiopian Government; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what aid Her Majesty's Government have given to aid agencies with respect to the situation in Ethiopia in 1991; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

In 1991 we have so far provided £22.6 million in bilateral humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia. I expect to provide more during the course of this year. Our aid is channelled through mutilateral and British voluntary agencies.

In the financial year 1990–91, we provided £3.3 million in bilateral development assistance to the Ethiopian Government. I am prepared to provide a broadly similar amount in 1991–92, provided conditions allow. In addition, in 1990–91, we channelled £350,000 through British voluntary agencies under the ODA's joint funding scheme for ongoing projects.