HC Deb 25 April 2001 vol 367 cc303-4W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the value was of her Department's aid to(a) Macedonia, (b) Kosovo and (c) Serbia for the most recent six month period for which figures are available; and if she will make a statement. [157575]

Clare Short

The most recent period for which bilateral aid figures are published is the financial year 1999–2000.

In that year, my Department spent £111 million in emergency assistance for Kosovo refugees in the region including Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, and in Kosovo itself. The UK's share of EU aid to Kosovo and Kosovo refugees in the calendar year 1999 was £56 million.

Our bilateral spending on non-emergency aid to Macedonia in 1999–2000 was £0.84 million. The UK's share of total multilateral aid to Macedonia in the calendar year 1998, the latest for which figures are available, was £4.7 million.

We did not support a bilateral aid programme to Serbia in 1999–2000, in view of the lack of commitment to reform by the then Serbian Government. Our activities in Montenegro were confined to provision of advice to the Privatisation Council.

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