Libya

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Paul Flynn Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much (a) military and (b) humanitarian aid the UK provided to the Libyan Government in (A) 2011, (B) 2012 and (C) 2013.

Photo of Hugh Robertson Hugh Robertson Minister of State

Owing to our accounting structures we are only able to provide exact spending figures for financial years rather than calendar years. In this time, the UK has provided military aid to Libya in the form of the defence portion of the tri-departmental (MOD, FCO, DFID) conflict pool, and core defence funding for defence engagement activity. This has been:

  £
2010-11 3,000
2011-12 200,000
2012-13 2,173,000
2013-14 3,521,000

This has formed part of a total of over £25 million stabilisation assistance to the Libyan Government through the Arab partnership and conflict pool programme during the period 2011-13.

During the period 2011-13 the UK provided humanitarian aid to Libya for protection of civilians, assistance for survival and effective international humanitarian co-ordination, especially through the UN, broken down as follows:

  £
2011-12 7,843,227.40
2012-13 304,100.37
2013-14 0

The UK no longer provides this type of humanitarian aid to Libya but instead is providing technical support for security, justice and rule of law capacity building, through the Arab partnership and conflict pool.

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