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Aid Expenditure

Volume 410: debated on Friday 19 September 2003

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To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development how much aid his Department has (a) unilaterally and (b) multilaterally provided to (i) Afghanistan, (ii) Algeria, (iii) Angola, (iv) Bangladesh, (v) Botswana, (vi) Ghana, (vii) Jamaica, (viii) Kazakhstan, (ix) Kenya, (x) Nigeria, (xi) Pakistan, (xii) Sri Lanka, (xiii) Syria, (xiv) Tanzania, (xv) Tunisia, (xvi) United Arab Emirates and (xvii) the Ukraine per annum since 1997 through (A) ECHO, (B) the UN, (C) the World Bank and (D) the IMF; how much of this aid was delivered in kind; how much of this aid was provided as monetary investment for specific projects; and if he will make a statement. [129977]

Information in the form requested is not readily available but I have placed in the Libraries of the House two tables under the title "DFID Bilateral and Multilateral Aid to Countries referred to in Parliamentary Question UIN 129977". These show DFID bilateral expenditure to the countries listed broken down by form of aid, and the imputed UK share of multilateral assistance to these countries by main channel. The bilateral data are in financial (April-March) years and the multilateral in calendar years. The latest year is shown in each case.Note also that the imputed multilateral data are based on OECD statistics and are an estimate for the UK effort—i.e. wider than DFID.Additional information on the bilateral expenditure is available in DFID's annual publication Statistics on International Development, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. No further information is available on multilateral expenditure.