HC Deb 24 January 2000 vol 343 c114W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total of financial assistance given by Her Majesty's Government to(a) Sub-Sahara Africa and (b) the former Yugoslavia in the last financial year. [106194]

Miss Melanie Johnson

Figures for bilateral financial assistance given by HMG are published in the Department for International Development Report "Statistics on International Development". For financial year 1998–99, the total bilateral financial assistance given by HMG to:

  1. (a) Sub-Sahara Africa was just over £560 million.
  2. (b) The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) was £4.5 million (the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was promulgated in April 1992 following the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (former Yugoslavia)).

The UK contributes indirectly to financial assistance in both areas as a member of the EU and in Sub-Sahara Africa as a shareholder in a range of international financial organisations. It is not possible to provide reliable statistics for this assistance in the financial year 1998–99.