HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 cc312-3W
Mr. Joyce

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was provided by the Government in(a) development and (b) humanitarian aid to (i) Burundi, (ii) Angola, (iii) Uganda, (iv) Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, (v) Zimbabwe, and (vi) Zambia in the financial year 1996–97; and what the projected figures are in each case for the 2001–02 financial year. [30369]

Clare Short

Historical expenditure figures broken down by aid type for each of the countries listed, for the five financial years 1996–97 to 2000–01, are published in "Statistics on International Development" (SID), Table 7.1 Bilateral Aid by Country (Africa). Beginning on page 77, the relevant column to read is Total Gross Public Expenditure (GPEX). A coy of this publication is in the Library of the House.

In the current financial year the following amounts have been allocated to each country for both development and humanitarian assistance (including in some cases peace related activities):

£ million
Development Humanitarian assistance Total
Angola 2.5 1.27 3.77
Burundi 0.05 0 0.05
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 0.1 10.4 10.5
Rwanda 30.0 0 30.0
Uganda 68.0 0 68.0
Zambia 56.0 1.0 57.0
Zimbabwe 8.0 10.0 18.0

Note that these figures are incomplete estimates as provisional expenditure data will not be available until after the end of the financial year once information on spending by other UK Government Departments has been collected. Countries where final expenditure figures are likely to increase are Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia as they currently receive CDC investments and debt relief.