To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money from the public purse has been spent on Pitcairn Island in each of the last five years; what projects that spending has been for; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure value for money is achieved.
DFID provides financial aid on an annual basis to support the provision of public services to meet the reasonable assistance needs of the people of Pitcairn (including health, education and securing sea access). Funding through financial aid provides the correct balance between direct engagement with Pitcairn government and HMG oversight to ensure value for money.
Details of financial aid spend for the last five years are:
Additionally the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will provide some financial support for the Marine Protection Area announced in 2016.