§ Mr. Gordon Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution the UK has made to the cost of sealing the nuclear reactors at Chernobyl; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. MacShane
The United Kingdom has pledged £25 million to the Chernobyl shelter project. Some of these funds were disbursed prior to 2001, while £16.6 million have been allocated from 2001 to 2004. The project is due to be completed in 2008.