HC Deb 14 June 1994 vol 244 c389W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all non-governmental organisations, international associations and companies which received funds from Her Majesty's Government for projects in China together with the projects and the amounts involved in each case for 1991–92 and 1992–93.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

A list of those projects that received United Kingdom bilateral assistance in 1991–92 and 1992–93, showing expenditure and the organisations involved, has been placed in the Libraries of the Houses.

Under the European Union co-operation programme, disbursements to China in 1991–92 and 1992–93 were 24 mecu—£18.47 million—United Kingdom share £2.96 million.

ODA contributed £304,000 to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation over these two years for an artificial limb factory project in Fuzhou.

The World Food Programme's food aid commitments to China for 1991, 1992 and 1993 totalled 412,000 tonnes.

The United Nations Population Fund, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Children's Fund and the Food and Agriculture Organisation have programmes in China. Our contributions to the core budgets of these agencies in 1991–92 and 1992–93 were as follows:

£ million
UNFPA 16.5
IPPF 14.5
UNDP 58.0
FAO 19.8

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the annual reports of the World bank, the International Finance Corporation and the Asian Development bank, which are in the House of Commons Library, for details of the activities they support in China.

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