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Ascension Island: Overseas Aid

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what proportion of UK aid was allocated to Ascension Island in 2006. (138854)

There is no aid programme to Ascension Island. It is, however, eligible to apply for funds from the joint DFID/Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) funded Overseas Territories Environment Programme (OTEP). In 2006-07 Ascension had two OTEP projects:

Environmental Information System with a total allocation of £98,810 over two years; and

Improving Access to Green Mountain National Park with a total allocation £29,500 over one year.