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Montserrat

Volume 406: debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003

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To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development if he will make a statement on the total amount of aid sent to Montserrat since 1997 (a) from the EU and (b) directly from the UK. [117857]

DFID disbursements for each UK Financial Year since 1996–97 have been as follows:

YearAmount (£ million)
1996–9714.441
1997–9837.866
1998–9931.096
1999–200022.640
2000–0120.811
2001–0224.417
2002–03123.797
Total:175.068
1 Provisional: subject to adjustment

Over the same period, the European Commission has allocated £19 million (about £12.5 million) in development assistance to Montserrat for use up to 2007, of which the UK share is about £1.5 million.