§ 120. Mr. Jack Thompson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of British aid to India in the past 10 years has been spent in projects in the Punjab or Kashmir.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Statistics for the British aid programme are not collated for the regional distribution of aid within recipient countries.
However, assistance has been offered for projects in both states in response to requests from the Government of India. This includes an aid agreement for £17 million concluded in 1989 for the Uri hydroelectric power station in Kashmir and the offer of aid in connection with a coach factory in the Punjab, as well as technical co-operation projects.