HC Deb 01 November 1996 vol 284 c308W
Ms Short

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much money the Government contributed to the OSCE elections fund for the Bosnian elections; for what purposes; and if he will make a statement on the criteria governing the use of public money in such situations. [1190]

Mr. David Davis

Her Majesty's Government contributed £3 million to the OSCE elections fund for the Bosnian elections. We specified that this money should be used to provide ballot papers and other election materials. Elections were a key step in the Dayton peace process which Her Majesty's Government supports. They were essential to give Bosnia democratically elected leaders and joint institutions. These are the foundation for an integrated peaceful Bosnia.

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