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European Development Fund

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1975

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asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will list in the Official Report the actual disbursements, expressed in sterling, from the European Development Fund in each of the years covered by the second Yaoundé Convention, namely, 1970 to 31st January 1975.

Disbursements from the fund during the calendar years 1970 to 1974 were as follows:

Million units of account (approximate)£ millions
197014560·42
197115062·50
197215062·50
197316066·67
197417070·83

Source: General Reports on the Activities of the Communities.

Rate of conversion: £1 = 2·4 units of account.

asked the Minister of Overseas Development if she will list the number and status of British officials currently involved in the administration of the European Development Fund.

The European Development Fund is administered by Directorate-General VIII of the Commission, and there are at present two A4 (Principal level) posts occupied by British officials in those sections directly concerned with the fund.