HC Deb 10 January 2001 vol 360 cc583-4W
Mr. Tyrie

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department (1) what categories of

Clare Short

The proposed budgets for DFID bilateral assistance in the 2001–02 financial year, as published in the Department for International Development's Departmental Report 2000, are as follows:

  • Pakistan (2001–02)—£10 million
  • India (2001–02)—£140 million
  • Bangladesh (2001–02)—£75 million.

These figures are currently under review as part of the annual resource allocation exercise. The revised allocations will be published in the spring in our 2001 Departmental Report.

In addition, contributions are made by the European Union, through the European Commission. The EC operates according to a calendar, rather than a financial year. In 2001, the EC plans to contribute 275.1 million euros, which is approximately £168.6 million, to these three countries. The UK provides 19.6 per cent. of this contribution, which is approximately 53.9 million euros or £33 million. Accordingly, the UK's contribution through the EC, in calendar year 2001, will be approximately 5 million euros (£3.1 million) to Pakistan, 22.7 million euros (£13.9 million) to India, 19.4 million euros (£11.8 million) to Bangladesh, and 6.8 million euros (£4.2 million) for regional economic co-operation in all three countries.

submissions from civil servants to Ministers, other than those relating to (a) intelligence and (b) personnel matters, are not circulated to Special Advisers; [143810]

(2) what categories of submissions from civil servants are submitted to Special Advisers before being seen by Ministers. [143811]

Mr. Lock

The Special Adviser in this Department has access to material produced by permanent civil servants in accordance with paragraph 14e of the "Model Contract for Special Advisers".