Emily Thornberry – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Emily Thornberry on 2016-04-29.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what financial contributions his Department has made to the activities of (a) the International Atomic Energy Agency, (b) the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation, (c) the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, (d) the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and (e) the Arms Trade Treaty in each of the last six years.

Mr Tobias Ellwood

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has made the following financial contributions over the last six years.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) = £2,127,798.

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organisation = £152,800.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty = £487,547.

Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention = £304,372.

Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) = £187,254.

These figures are broken down by financial year in the attached document.

Additionally over this period the FCO has contributed over £2.5 million to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism into the use of chemical weapons in Syria. This does not include the UK subscription which is paid by DECC.

We have also supported projects in support of these treaties and organisations. For example the FCO has funded a number of projects over the years aimed at assisting countries to sign and ratify the ATT.