§ Mr. Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what projects or schemes United Kingdom aid for Nicaragua in each of the last three years was intended; and what are the number of scholarships for Nicaraguans over the same period and their cost.
§ Mr. Raison
United Kingdom bilateral assistance to Nicaragua has included projects financed in co-operation with British Voluntary Agencies under the joint funding scheme. Details of that assistance are as follows:
- 1. I training award.
- 2. 2 ambulances donated to the International Committee of the Red Cross, together with a grant of £10,000 to help Nicaraguan refugees in Honduras.
- 3. 2 projects co-financed with the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) and a third with Oxfam at a total cost of £23,000.
- 1. A further 2 ambulances provided to the International Committee of the Red Cross.
- 2. A short consultancy visit on grain storage at a cost of £10,000.
- 3. £6,700 towards a bean production project in co-operation with OXFAM.
- 1. 3 training awards at a cost of £18,300.
- 2. A total of £19,600 for projects mounted by British voluntary agencies for the benefit of the poorest and most disadvantaged groups in Nicaraguan society.
- 3. £34,000 given through OXFAM from disaster relief funds for a water supply scheme plus £20,000 through the British Red Cross and League of Red Cross Societies for food aid.
- 1. 3 training awards at an estimated cost of £19,600.
- 2. To date £13,337 has been made available to Christian Aid for a pig production project.