HC Deb 16 March 1992 vol 205 c900W
Mr. Gerald Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commnwealth Affairs what proposals have been made by the European Community for additional subsidies, grants and loans to north African countries and Jordan; and if he will state the amounts involved.

Mrs. Chalker

As part of the Community's new Mediterranean policy, European Community Foreign Ministers agreed in 1991 to the following new series of financial protocols for 1992–96;

Grants and risk capital Loans
ecus million £ million ecus million £ million
Algeria 70 149 280 196
Morocco 218 153 220 154
Tunisia 116 81 168 118
Egypt 258 180 310 217
Jordan 46 32 80 56
1 Approximate.

The above countries and others are also eligible for 300 million ecu—£210 million—in grants in support of structural adjustment; and for 230 million ecu—£161 million—in grants and 1,800 million ecu—£1,260 million —in loans for horizontal co-operation—projects benefiting more than one country in the region.