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Pitcairn Islands

Volume 454: debated on Tuesday 5 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much budgetary aid has been given to the Pitcairn Islands in each of the last five years; and for what reasons the aid was provided. (106829)

DFID funding to Pitcairn for the last five years is:

Budgetary aid

Development aid

Total (£)

2005-06

496,000

2,086,000

2,582,000

2004-05

150,000

1,164,000

1,314,000

2003-04

64,000

64,000

2002-03

53,000

53,000

2001-02

26,000

26,000

Budgetary aid has been provided since December 2004 when Pitcairn’s financial reserves were exhausted. Budgetary aid helps meet Pitcairn’s essential recurrent expenditure needs including health and education services. DFID also provides development assistance to help promote Pitcairn’s self sufficiency and provide an environment which encourages economic and social development.