HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 cc20-1W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will update his answer to the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Cohen) of 31 January 1994,Official Report, column 496 on land mines. [15628]

Mr. Hanley

Since April 1993, the ODA has funded the following humanitarian mine clearing operations totalling some £12.713 million. Details are set out in the table. In addition, the UK share of European funded projects from 1 January 1993 to 31 December 1995 is over £1.936 million.

30DA mine clearance actions since April 1993 (as at 15 February 1996)
Country Project 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96
Angola Halo: Recce, surveying and demining (5 months) Benguela/Kuito corridor Phase I (£259,243) and Phase II (£640,430 +£103,570) 899,430 303,570
Angola Central Mines Action Office within UCAH: two staff posts for one year + equipment and office support costs 226,029
Cambodia Halo: Mine clearance in Banteay Meanchey and Siem Reap 277,142 376,549 198,350
Cambodia MAG: Mine clearance in Battambang 50,625 316,876 271,388
Cambodia Support of Cambodian Mine Action Centre (through UNDP) 1,133,333 1,000,000
N. Iraq MAG: Training and mine clearance in Halabja 200,439 444,750
Laos MAG: Mine eradication and community education programme in Xieng Khouang Province 454,386
Laos UNDP: 6 months x Programme Management Adviser (PMA) to support Lao national mine clearance programme +12 months x UN Volunteer to support PMA 89,000
Mozambique Halo: Demining of roads in Zambezia Province (Phases I and II) 574,586 414,832 561,000
Rwanda Support to UN training and equipment of Rwanda mine clearance teams: 20 x Schiebel 19/2 detectors 30,000
Somalia NW Rimfire: Mine clearance training; clearance management; mine awareness in and around Hargeisa
Yemen Support to UN appeal 100,000
Global Defence Research Agency: 6 months research into mine detection 104,928
Global Contribution to UNDHA's Voluntary Trust Fund for Mine Clearance 500,000
Total 3,152,256 5,913,799 3,647,444
Total of ODA's Bilateral mine clearance/awareness actions since April 1993 12,713,499

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