HC Deb 19 January 2004 vol 416 c923W
Kate Hoey

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds have been provided to the International Action Network on Small Arms in the past five years; and for what purpose. [147888]

Hilary Benn

The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) were awarded a grant for £1.1 million in October 2001 under the joint DFID/MOD/FCO Global Conflict Prevention Pool's (GCPP) Small Arms Strategy. To date they have received £997,059 and the full grant amount is due to be disbursed by April 2004.

The purpose of the project is to develop regional NGO and civil society networks in order to increase political commitment, raise public awareness and coordinate global action to effect policy change in tackling small arms proliferation and misuse.

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