§ Lord Judd
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How much in each of the past five years has been spent from the budget of each of the following departments on landmine clearance: Overseas Development Administration (Department for International Development), Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Ministry of Defence.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
Bilateral funding for global mine clearance operations in the last five years is as follows:
£ million Department 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 1995–96 1996–97 ODA(DFID) 1.769 3.152 5.929 4.808 4.384 FCO 0.065
ODA(DFID) bilateral funding is augmented by over £7 million, being UK's share of the European Commission's mine clearance activities 1992–96/97.
Ministry of Defence also contributes towards demining operations, for example through the involvement of UK Armed Forces personnel in the monitoring and co-ordination of mine clearance operations by Bosnian authorities. It is not possible separately to identify the costs associated with these tasks.