Anguilla: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what funds the Government has made available to Anguilla following Hurricane Irma.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan Minister of State

The Government committed £57 million to meet the immediate humanitarian needs of the Overseas Territories affected. This funding supported the response across the territories of Anguilla, British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands, and accordingly, it is not possible to break the figure down between the three. A further £15 million for early recovery activity was subsequently committed, of which £6.5 million was allocated to Anguilla.

On 28 November the Prime Minister announced an additional and final £70 million package of recovery and reconstruction support for the affected three Territories. We anticipate a significant proportion of this will be made available to Anguilla. This will be supplemented by up to £300 million of UK loan guarantees for Territories that need support to access finance.

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