asked Her Majesty's Government:How much money from the Know How Fund will be allocated to (a) Estonia; (b) Latvia; and (c) Lithuania in 1998–99; and whether these sums represent an increase from 1997–98. [HL2472]
The Know How Fund has allocated £500,000 each in bilateral funding to projects in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 1998–99. In 1997–98, £580,000 was allocated to each country. These amounts are additional to the UK's share of the European Union's Phare programme, which in 1998 proposes to allocate 18.9 million, 18.6 million and 29.1 million ECU to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania respectively.