§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many foreign elections have been observed in the past five years by publicly funded British observers. 
§ Mr. Battle
I regret that the information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Nonetheless, between spring 1999 and spring 2000 the UK supported election observation in 19 countries, either by providing international observers or by funding domestic observers.