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European Development Fund

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds were committed by his Department to (a) European Development Fund (EDF) 7, (b) 8, (c) 9, and (d) 10; and what commitment has been made to the general European Commission budget for development assistance. (126837)

The following table sets out the commitment levels for each of the European Development Funds (EDFs) 7, 8, 9, and 10; the UK percentage share of each EDF; and the corresponding commitment made by the Department for International Development (DFID).

EDF

Total commitment € billion

UK share (percentage)

DFID commitment € billion

7

10.940

16.37

1.791

8

12.840

12.69

1.629

9

13.800

12.69

1.751

10

22.682

14.82

3.361

Under the current financial perspective, covering years 2007 to 2013, the European Commission has committed €57 billion to overseas assistance from its general budget. Of this, the average UK share over the period is likely to be 17.40 per cent., amounting to a total of €9.9 billion.