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Statutory Instruments

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the statutory instruments issued by her Department in the last 12 months, indicating (a) the purpose of each and (b) the cost of each to (i) public funds, (ii) businesses and (iii) individuals. [106319]

I refer the hon. Member to my reply to him on 17 December 2002, Official Report, column 707W, which listed statutory instruments issued by my Department in 2002. Since then the House of Commons has approved two further statutory instruments: the African Development Fund (Ninth Replenishment) Order and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Fifth Replenishment) Order. With the exception of the International Development Act 2002 (Commencement) Order 2002, the purpose of each was to permit a contribution by DFID to a multilateral development bank. No significant costs were occurred from public funds in arranging for implementation of the orders prior to the contributions made under them.Contributions made in the last 12 months under these statutory instruments were:

African Development Fund (Additional Subscriptions) Order 2002—£40 million
Caribbean Development Bank (Further Payments) Order 2002—£8.748 million
International Development Association (Thirteenth Replenishment) Order 2003—£300 million.

There were no costs to (ii) businesses or (iii) individuals.