To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2010, Official Report, columns 830-31W, on Palestinians: international assistance, to what non-governmental organisations in Israel other than in the west bank or Gaza his Department has provided funds in each year since 2003; and for what purposes such payments were made.
Between 2003-04 and 2009-10 financial years, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has provided nearly £3.8 million to non-governmental organisations in Israel (other than in the west bank or Gaza). Final funding for the current financial year cannot be confirmed.
Our funding supports our strategic policy priorities to:
(a) help manage or mitigate conflicts;
(b) monitor and promote human rights, access to justice and social welfare; and
(c) strengthen the bi-lateral relationship.
The following non-governmental organisations have received funding from the Middle East and North Africa Conflict Pool or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:
Breaking the Silence;
Council for Peace and Security (CPS);
Economic Co-operation Foundation (ECF);
Friends of the Earth Middle East (FOEME);
Hand in Hand;
International Palestinian Centre for Research and Information (IPCRI);
Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED);
No Legal Frontiers;