DOCUMENTS BEING RELEASED
1 - Correspondence between Government Officials Dated 27 September 2007
1. Answers to [name withheld] questions below.
how much money we have allocated, committed and disbursed in the last, present and next
In FY 06/07 we allocated £500,000 from GOF. We disbursed all of the allocation to the PTS
Commission and achieved almost a full spend. In FY 07/08 we were allocated $2.5m from
GCPP, reduced to $2.3m once we received confirmation of the Dutch funding for the Uruzgan
Provincial office. I have just completed a mid year point evaluation of spend, breakdown below.
To date we have made no allocation or bid for funds to support the PTS programme in FY 08/09.
In FY 07/08, the first is $660,000 in direct support to reconcilees channelled through the PTS
Commission. In this area we are partnered with Dutch who fund the cost of the Uruzgan
provincial office. CSTC-A maintains financial oversight of UK/NL and USAID funding
ensuring that there is transparency and the required level of accountability. [information
withheld under section 27 1 (a)]
Support to PTS Commission
The budget for the period 1 April 2007 - 31 March 2008 is $600,160 plus a 10% contingency
giving a total of $660,160, or $50,000 per month.
For the first six months to 30 September 2007 only $150,000 has been spent. The best case
scenario is that for the remaining six months of the project that $50,000 per month will be spent
giving a total spend of $450,000. So we have a potential underspend of $210,000. The written
agreement we have with the PTS Commission anticipated that there could well be an
underspend. Contractually we are due to make payment in four tranches, however the final
tranche is only paid dependent on need and spend.
[information withheld under section 27 (1) (a)]
what we have so far secured through this expenditure in terms of tangible results and how
much money we think went astray in Helmand?
Since 1 January 2006, when UK funding began, 2,003 people have re