asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the level of DFID/ODA spending on education for the areas of (a) sub-Saharan Africa; (b) the Middle East; (c) South America; (d) Central America; (e) South Asia; (f) South-East Asia (g) the Caribbean; and (h) the Pacific, in each case for the financial years 1993–94; 1994–95; 1995–96; and 1996–97.
§ Lord Whitty
The information the noble Lord requests is given in the table below. I regret that we do not differentiate between South and South-East Asia. The total expenditure shown includes expenditure on scholarships and other activities which are not recorded against individual countries or regions.
(vii) the Caribbean; and (viii) the Pacific, in each case for the financial years 1993–94; 1994–95; 1995–96; and 1996–97.
§ Lord Whitty
The attached table provides details of the Department for International Development's spending through the Joint Funding Scheme on UK NGOs' water and forestry projects by continent. The figures provided do not include integrated development projects which may have water or forestry components.
As information is not held centrally in the subject/geographical format requested, a full answer to the question could only be provided at disproportionate cost.63WA
Joint Funding Scheme Expenditure (£) Continent 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 Water Asia 511,374 506,745 508,276 509,399 Africa 1,025,127 1,733,167 1,619,983 1,832,033 Americas 111,520 89,831 85,502 68,127 Oceania 0 0 0 0 Forestry Asia 50,000 101,732 122,070 106,443 Africa 489,430 463,775 550,259 618,649 Americas 6,329 85,405 116,000 70,000 Oceania 67,707 0 34,110 21,000