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British Overseas Territories

International Development written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what response her Department has made to the recent commitment by the DG-Development Co-operation of the European Commission to release environmental funding to the British Overseas Territories under the Development Co-operation Instrument.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

DFID welcomes the decision of the European Commission confirming that Overseas Territories are eligible for environmental funding under the Development Cooperation Instrument. DFID will work with colleagues in FCO and DEFRA to ensure the Territories are supported in their applications for any such funding.

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