§ Mr. Mullin
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all the projects in Nigeria for which Britain has given aid in the last five years.
§ Mr. Goodlad
I refer the hon. Member to the answer my hon. Friend the Member for Morecambe and Lunesdale (Mr. Lennox-Boyd) gave to the hon. Member for Monklands, West (Mr. Clarke) on 7 February 1994 at column66.1012W
§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how aid to Nigeria has been distributed in each of the last 10 years;
(2) how much aid has been given to Nigeria, and to which organisations, in each of the last 10 years.
§ Mr. Goodlad
United Kingdom aid to Nigeria in each of the last 10 years has been as follows1984–85, £3.8 million; 1985–86, £3.5 million; 1986–87, £3.6 million; 1987–88, £3.15 million; 1988–89, £3.4 million; 1989–90, £66.6 million; 1990–91, £33.5 million; 1991–92, £13.4 million; 1992–93, £12.7 million; 1993–94, £7.95 million.
The sharp increase in our aid in 1989–90 was due to balance of payments assistance provided as part of an international effort to help Nigeria with its IMF and World bank supported structural adjustment programmes.
A list of projects funded in the last five years was placed in the Library of the House in response to a question by the hon. Member for Monklands, West (Mr. Clarke) on 7 February 1994 at column 66.
Prior to 1989, our aid programme to Nigeria was confined to technical co-operation assistance centred on small education and training initiatives.