HC Deb 09 February 1995 vol 254 c350W
Mr. Caborn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the breakdown of spending on education projects within the Overseas Development Administration in the year 1993–94; how much of the total is allocated to(a) basic education for children, (b) literacy for adults, (c) secondary and tertiary education, (d) buildings, for educational purposes, and (e) other services to education beyond a basic level.

Mr. Baldry

[holding answer 7 February 1995]: Total ODA spending on education projects during 1993–94 amounted to just over £117 million. The figures include all project aid and technical co-operation as well as the ODA's grant to the British Council.

The categories given correspond as closely to those in the question as the ODA economic sector codes covered by education allow.

ODA expenditure on education in 1993–94
Category Expenditure (£000)
Primary education 8,532
Adult education and literacy 660
Secondary and tertiary education 17,806
Buildings for educational purposes 1,735
Other education services (including ODA's grant to the British Council) 88,665
Total Education 117,398


"Other education services" includes:

1. ODA grant to the British Council (£31m).

2. Education expenditure allocated to the ODA's general education economic sector code and not broken down to a lower level. This will include expenditure in all categories of education including those specifically covered in the question.