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World Trade

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 26 October 2006

22. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what financial support he plans to provide to facilitate a resumption of world trade talks. (97077)

To ensure that all countries, including developing countries, can share the benefits of world trade and globalisation, turn the rhetoric of Doha into positive progress, it is vital to provide increased support to developing countries for aid for trade. The UK alone committed to spend £100 million a year by 2010 on the institutions and people needed to support trade. Our total support for aid for trade, including support for infrastructure–like roads, ports, power and telecommunications–is expected to increase by 2010-11. This would equate to $750 million a year in 2010.