HL Deb 28 July 1997 vol 582 c1WA
Lord Judd

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much in each of the past five years has been spent from the budget of each of the following departments on landmine clearance: Overseas Development Administration (Department for International Development), Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

Bilateral funding for global mine clearance operations in the last five years is as follows:

£ million
Department 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97
ODA(DFID) 1.769 3.152 5.929 4.808 4.384
FCO 0.065

ODA(DFID) bilateral funding is augmented by over £7 million, being UK's share of the European Commission's mine clearance activities 1992–96/97.

Ministry of Defence also contributes towards demining operations, for example through the involvement of UK Armed Forces personnel in the monitoring and co-ordination of mine clearance operations by Bosnian authorities. It is not possible separately to identify the costs associated with these tasks.