HL Deb 19 February 1992 vol 535 c51WA
Lord Glenarthur

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the situation regarding the proposed Westminster Foundation for Democracy; and what funding is being made available.

The Earl of Caithness

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has consulted the political parties represented in the House about establishing an independent foundation, to be known as the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, to help strengthen political parties and other pluralist democratic institutions in emergent democracies. The proposal has been generally welcomed and the body will be established under prerogative powers once the parties have all nominated governors. The foundation will receive £200,000 for the remainder of the financial year 1991–92, and £1 million in 1992–93.