§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the contributions made to date, and planned under the know-how funds for central and eastern Europe; and if he will make a statement on those countries not yet in receipt of the fund.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Expenditure under the fund in 1989–90, 1990–91 and commitments to date in 1991–92 by country are as follows:678W
1989–90 1990–91 1991–92 £ million £ million £ million Poland 2.3 10.9 11.5 Hungary n/a 1.6 6.1 Czechoslovakia n/a 2.0 6.4 Ex-German Democratic Republic n/a 0.5 n/a Bulgaria n/a n/a 1.3 Romania n/a n/a 1.3 Baltic States/Former Soviet Union n/a n/a 10.0
Our total budget for 1991–92 is £36 million which, allowing for a small amount of slippage, we expect to spend in full. The budget for 1992–93 has been increased to £46 million which again we hope to spend in full.
We have no plans at present to extend the fund to any further countries.