Parliamentary question by Maurizio Turco (NI) to the Commission and answer given by Mr Patten on behalf of the Commission

Parliamentary questions
by Maurizio Turco (NI) to the Commission
(6 February 2002)

Subject: Answer to Written Question E-3031/01 concerning UNIDCP activities in Afghanistan

In its answer of 15 January 2002 to Written Question E-3031/01(1)the Commission, instead of answering the queries concerning the activities of the United Nations Drug Control Programme in Afghanistan, makes a detailed analysis of the Community's role in helping displaced persons.

What the questioner wanted and still wants to know is:

- between January and December 2001 how much European funding (in euro) was spent or allocated to the UNIDCP in Afghanistan, under what heading (budget item and project title), to what entity it was paid (if other than the UNIDCP), what funding was subjected to controls and checks by what entity and what the results were?

(1) OJ C 172 E, 18.7.2002.

Answer given by Mr Patten
on behalf of the Commission
(20 March 2002)

The Commission would refer the Honourable Member to its answer to his Written Question E-3031/01(1), in which it stated that it was not financing any drug control operations in Afghanistan.

This means that, in particular, it did not grant any funding to the UNIDCP (United Nations Drug Control Programme) for drug control operations in Afghanistan in 2001.

(1) OJ C 172 E, 18.7.2002.