Saturday, March 19, 2005

UK costs in Gibraltar

The costs of The Convent (The Gibraltar Governor's Residence) in the financial year 2004–05 are £1.268,000 (£1.187,000 running costs and £81,000 capital expenditure).

Core Ministry of Defence costs are £78.491,000 (£64.698,000 million operating costs and £13.793,000 million capital expenditure).

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is also responsible for the Gibraltar Project Fund which has an allocation of £400,000 in financial year 2004–05. This was revealed by Dr Denis MacShane, Foreign Office Minister, in answer to questions from Andrew Rosindell. Dr MacShane also stated that the UK Government are committed to helping Gibraltar maintain its prosperity through open access to markets in goods and services.


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