Overseas Territories

House of Lords written question – answered on 22nd November 2010.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 28 October (WA 326), whether they will provide a breakdown by territory of the £50 million Overseas Territories Programme Costs.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

Expenditure by overseas territory in 2009-10 was as follows.

Overseas Territory £ millions
St Helena and Dependencies 22.7
Montserrat 20.7
Turks and Caicos Islands 4.7
Pitcairn 1.8
Cross-territory programmes 1.2
Total 51.1

Full details of UK aid in 2009-10 were published in Statistics in International Development, which is available in the Library of the House and on the Department for International Development's website.

The Government recognise their special responsibilities and international obligations towards their overseas territories, and are committed to supporting their economic development.

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