Mr. Gareth Thomas
DFID's assistance to St. Helena in the coming Financial Year, as part of a new three-year package, will be discussed with the island Government in St. Helena next month. DFID provisionally expect to disburse around £11 million in the present Financial Year, representing under 1 per cent. of total DFID expenditure. This includes funding, which we intend to maintain, in support of the island's annual recurrent budget and dedicated shipping service.