§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance has been provided to Albania(a) through the know-how fund and (b) otherwise.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The know-how fund was extended to Albania in July 1992. We are currently working up a programme of assistance: initial projects are concentrating on the privatisation of state farms and the health management sector. We have provided £1.3 million of bilateral humanitarian assistance through grants to British non-governmental organisations. Our contribution to EC humanitarian assistance is some £12 million.