HC Deb 03 December 2003 vol 415 c49W
Harry Cohen:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the projects to be funded by the sums pledged by (a) the UK and (b) the EU as reconstruction aid to Iraq indicating the sum allocated to each project; what the expected UK contribution to (i) the World Bank loan and (ii) the IMF loan is; to what purposes these contributions are expected to be put; and if he will make a statement. [141118]

Hilary Benn:

It is too early to say how the money pledged at Madrid will be allocated by DFID and the EU as priorities are still being determined in coordination with the interim Iraqi Administration and other donors. Equally it is too soon to say what the UK contribution to the World Bank and IMF loans will be.

As soon as DFID approves its reconstruction projects for Iraq, details will be placed in the House Library and published in the weekly sitrep that can be obtained on the DFID website www.dfid.gov.uk

Mr. Hammond:

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the projected aid budget for reconstruction in Iraq has been funded by changes in the aid budget for other countries in financial year 2003-04. [141256]

Hilary Benn:

None of the funding for reconstruction in Iraq this financial year has been found from planned expenditure for other countries. Of the £312 million budget for 2003–04 £180 million is additional resources for reconstruction from Treasury reserves and a further £75 million has been sourced from the DFID contingency reserve. The rest has been found from existing allocation for Iraq, MOD funds, the Global Conflict Prevention Pool and our share of EC funding for Iraq.