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Overseas Aid

Volume 401: debated on Friday 14 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid the British Government has disbursed (a) in each of the last two years and (b) so far this year to (i) Uganda, (ii) Rwanda and (iii) the Democratic Republic of Congo. [102347]

In each of the last two financial years, the British Government have distributed aid to Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Total UK expenditure for each country, including the estimates for 2002–03, is as follows. As the hon. Gentleman will know, long-term expenditure in DRC is confined to humanitarian and conflict resolution interventions. Development is impossible without the establishment of peace and legitimate government. We

Financial yearUK bilateral assistance to South America (£ million). Includes DFID programmes, CDC investments and debt reliefLargest financial recipient of UK bilateral assistance in South AmericaDFID share of EC assistance to South America (£ million)Largest financial recipient of EC assistance in South America
1997–9852.406Bolivia12.6 (1997)Bolivia (1997)
1999–200075.355Bolivia20.5 (1999)Peru (1999)
2001–0251.238Bolivia38.4 (2001)Argentina (2001)