To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development what plans there are to increase aid to Montserrat. 
Our financial provision for Montserrat, covering the 3-year UK Financial Year period 2003–04—2005–06, was increased in February of this year to a total of £45.6 million. This represented an increase of some 50 per cent. over the level that was previously set for the same period. It is estimated that, by March 2006, our assistance since the onset of the volcanic emergency in the mid-1990s will have totalled more than £225 million.
To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development what recent discussions the Department has had with the Government of Montserrat. 
We engage regularly in such discussions. For example, Montserrat's Chief Minister called on DFID Ministers during a UK visit in May; and several of our officials have visited the island already this year for talks on a range of issues, including construction of the new airport. Further missions are planned. We also enjoy frequent contact with the Montserrat Government Representative in London.
To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development when the Secretary of State next plans to visit Montserrat. 
My right hon. Friend has no such plans at present.