§ Mr. Streeter
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much her Department intends to spend in Montserrat in(a) 1997–98 and (b) 1998–99. 
§ Clare Short
The Department for International Development (DFID) spent £38.3 million on assistance to Montserrat and Montserratian evacuees in 1997–98. I will arrange for a table showing DFID expenditure on Montserrat in the last three years to be placed in the Library of the House.501W
Upon the release of the draft Sustainable Development Plan, I announced my intention to make up to a further £75 million available to Montserrat over the three years 1998–99 to 2000–01 in support of the Plan. Within this period, expenditure is expected to be highest during 1998–99.