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Democratic Republic of the Congo

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the work his Department is undertaking in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (72811)

[pursuant to the reply, 24 May 2006, Official Report, c. 1780-81W]: The figure given for DFID’s spend in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2001-02 was £7 million. This should have read £5.6 million, mostly on humanitarian interventions.

An estimate was made for DFID’s expenditure in 2005-06. This was premature, however, as DFID’s 2005-06 out-turn figures have yet to be confirmed but are expected to be finalised by the end of August 2006.

DFID funds available for the DRC this financial year were given as £63 million. The correct amount is £62 million.

I apologise for these errors in the original answer.