HL Deb 03 February 2003 vol 644 c1WA
The Earl of Sandwich

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What support they have given to education in southern Sudan during each of the past five years; and what form this took. [HL1169]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Amos)

This financial year we have committed £220,000 to support scholarships programmes in Sudan, particularly for women, and £300,000 to UNICEF for schools rehabilitation and teacher training in the Nuba mountains. We are also planning a significant intervention in the education sector in government and SPLM/A controlled conflict affected areas. We have committed £303,263 support for education initiatives for displaced people through the joint funding scheme since May 1998.