§ Sir Alastair Goodlad
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding her Department provided to the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in(a) 1996–97 and (b) 1997–98; and what sums she plans to provide in 1998–99. 
§ Clare Short
The Department for International Development (DFID) did not provide any funding to the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in 1996–97 or 1997–98.
I have no plans to provide funding in 1998–99, but we will seek closer coherence between the activities of the Foundation and the related activities of DFID.