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Commonwealth Institute: Funding

Volume 591: debated on Tuesday 30 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they have reduced their support for the Commonwealth Institute in the financial years 1996–97 and 1997–98; and, if so, whether they will reverse any such trend in 1998–99 and in future years. [HL2326]

The previous government informed the Commonwealth Institute in July 1994 that their grant in aid would be £1 million in the financial year 1996–97, £800,000 in 1997–98 and £600,000 in 1998–99. These figures have been confirmed at intervals since. Until the comprehensive spending review is completed. I am unable to say anything specific about funding for the Commonwealth Institute in 1999–2000 and in future years.