HC Deb 24 July 1997 vol 298 c716W
Mr. Sedgemore

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what is the size of the total allocation for the Asia initiative; and for how many years the programme runs. [9872]

Clare Short

The EC allocation for the Asia initiative for reproductive health is 25 million ecu—approximately £17 million. A further 5 million ecu is expected to be contributed by beneficiary organisations and through contributions in kind by the United Nations Population Fund, the implementing agency. The programme will run for four years, including one year for inception.