To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which projects were funded by her Department's budget for EU Communications in each year since 1997; and how much the total budget was in each year.
|(1 )Excluding EU presidency EU communications. |
(2 )Figures not available.
(3 )Plus £434,233 EU presidency public diplomacy.
(4 )Final figures not yet available
(5 )Allocated budget:
Funding may have been provided from other FCO budgets, for example on activities relating to the EU's roles on a range of FCO strategic priorities, for the 1998 UK presidency and for activities by UK embassies in Europe. Given the wide range of possible budgets and relevant projects comprehensive details could only be collated at disproportionate cost.
In line with the FCO's public service agreement, FCO spending on EU communications covers a wide range of projects to raise awareness and debate on EU issues, such as:
the europe.gov.uk website, publications and public events on EU issues.