HC Deb 18 July 2001 vol 372 c270W
Mr. Chidgey

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2001,Official Report, columns 477–79W, how much of the funding pledged by Her Majesty's Government to tackle nuclear problems in the former Soviet Union has so far been spent. [4094]

Mr. Wilson

[holding answer 17 July 2001]: Of the some £84 million assistance over the next three years announced by HMG in July 2000, some £10.5 million has been firmly committed, of which some £4.2 million has already been spent.

The spend breaks down as follows:

  • £3.84 million—contribution to the Chernobyl Shelter Fund
  • £0.03 million—nuclear materials accountancy
  • £0.13 million—Nuclear Safety Projects
  • £0.03 million—physical protection of sites projects
  • £0.09 million—NW Russia spent nuclear fuel storage facility.
Further spend, commitments and project proposals are in the pipeline.