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Kenya

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development how much was spent by the Department on health projects and programmes in Kenya in each year since 1997. [126493]

Spending on health projects and programmes in Kenya since 1997 is shown in the following table. In addition, DFID also provides funding for health through multilateral channels but information on this is not available centrally.

Financial yearStg £
1996–974,493,943.00
1997–984,080,843.00
1998–999,642,880.00
1999–20007,192,730.00
2000–017,841,043.00
2001–029,052,965.00
2002–0315,065,020.00
Total57,369,424.00

To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development how many officials from (a) his Department and (b) other Government Departments are working in Kenya in connection with overseas aid programmes and projects. [126494]

There are currently 60 DFID officials working in Kenya; 21 UK appointed staff and 39 appointed in country. Of these 60 officials, four have a regional East Africa role, three are working in a project support office, three are resident in Kenya but working on the Sudan and Somalia conflict prevention programmes and six are Associate Professional Officers working on projects.Under the jointly funded Africa Conflict Pool (FCO/ MOD/DFID) there are also four British Army officers from the Ministry of Defence resident in Kenya and providing training on peace-keeping to the Kenya Army.