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Mines

Volume 407: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2003

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To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development in which countries, and to what purposes, the UN's Mine Action Service are putting their most recent allocation of funds from the Department. [117188]

Pursuant to my written answer of 10 June 2003, Official Report, column 773W, I apologise for an error in the data given. The amount allocated to Mine Action in Sudan was £1,133,333 not £2,333,333 as originally stated. The following table gives the corrected figure.The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has allocated funds provided by DFID during the past and current financial year to country programmes, as follows:

CountryAmount (£)Purpose
Sudan161,573Demining Nuba mountains
Sudan65,333Mine action co-ordination
Sudan1,133,333Mine action centres
Kosovo171,760Demining teams
Eritrea45,000Mine survey
Afghanistan4,800,000Demining
Iraq4,000,000Demining
Eritrea/Ethiopia35,000Mine action co-ordination
DR Congo65,333Mine action co-ordination
S. Lebanon133,333Mine action centre