HC Deb 07 December 1994 vol 251 cc222-3W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent in cash and real terms in each of the last five years on education projects in(a) developing countries outside the Commonwealth and (b) developing countries in the Commonwealth, by the European Union; and what was the extent of British funding for these projects.

Mr. Baldry

EC commitments to education programmes in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries under the fourth Lome convention—1991 to date—have totalled 199.2 mecu or £155.3 million. The United Kingdom share of these programmes, funded through the European Development Fund, is 16.37 per cent.

Education commitments to Asia in 1993 totalled 173 mecu or £134.9 million, and to Latin America 16.2 mecu or £12.6 million. The United Kingdom share of these costs, financed through the Community Budget, will be around 16 per cent.

Disaggregated figures by individual Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth countries are not available. As these commitments will spend over a number of years it is also not possible to give annual expenditure figures in real and cash terms.

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