HC Deb 18 February 1992 vol 204 c85W
Mr. Colvin

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was Her Majesty's Government's contribution in cash and kind to the economy of Gibraltar in the current and previous financial years.

Mr. Garel-Jones

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces on 14 February. In addition to the MOD's contribution, the ODA's expenditure in Gibraltar will be £950,000 in this financial year. For 1990–91 it was £948,000. The bulk is capital aid; the remainder, funds for technical co-operation, for example, consultants' expertise. During the two years in question the diplomatic wing provided £63,370 for various small projects, principally police and customs training courses and equipment. We are unable to put a precise figure on the value to Gibraltar's economy of our general administrative assistance and advice.

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