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Lebanon: Overseas Aid

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government pledged at the Lebanon donors conference. (127234)

The UK provided a significant package of economic assistance to Lebanon at the Paris III conference, where my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary announced £58 million for Lebanon for the coming years and an additional £24 million for Palestinian refugees, in addition to the £23 million the UK gave last year in humanitarian assistance for Lebanon.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether her Department will act as the sponsor department for the money donated to Lebanon. (127235)

The UK provided a significant package of economic assistance to Lebanon at the Paris III Conference. The majority of the funding will come from the Department for International Development (DFID), although a small proportion will come from the tri-departmental (Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence and DFID) Global Conflict Prevention Pool.