asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the Basra Provincial Reconstruction Team's budget; which countries are contributing to this budget; and what proportion of funding is provided by the United Kingdom.
The Basra Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) is a multinational team that provides capacity-building support to Iraqi institutions at the provincial level and provides assistance and advice for international support for provincial development.
The PRT does not have a budget; however, it is a vehicle for implementing or advising on the implementation of projects that are funded by a variety of sources. These include the Department for International Development (DfID) (value of projects: £20.5 million) and the Better Basra Fund (approximately £20 million jointly funded by DfID, the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office). The US Government have allocated US$40 million to projects to be implemented by the PRT.