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Defence Assistance Fund

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL129, tabled on 15 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding, if any, they allocated from the Defence Assistance Fund to (1) Saudi Arabia, (2) Kuwait, (3) Qatar, (4) the United Arab Emirates, (5) Oman, and (6) Bahrain, in each of the last three financial years.

Answered on

28 October 2019

The Defence Assistance Fund (DAF) only represents one aspect of our engagement with these nations,

The DAF funding allocated to Gulf countries is shown in the following tables:

Country

Allocation Financial Year (FY) 2016-17

Bahrain

£26,966

Kuwait

£24,734

Oman

£395,026

Qatar

£3,775

Saudi Arabia

£124,427

United Arab Emirates

£42,756

Grand Total

£617,684

Country

Allocation FY2017-18

Bahrain

£13,730

Kuwait

£85,410

Oman

£445,146

Qatar

£4,250

Saudi Arabia

£46,756

United Arab Emirates

£0

Grand Total

£595,292

Country

Allocation FY2018-19

Bahrain

£55,481

Kuwait

£32,995

Oman

£336,731

Qatar

£51

Saudi Arabia

£96,544

United Arab Emirates

£12,000

Grand Total

£533,802