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International Assistance

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 14 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his assessment is of the outcomes of the G8 meeting in respect of international development. (142298)

On climate change, the G8 summit made significant progress towards a new global agreement, which is very important for developing countries.

The summit also reaffirmed the Gleneagles commitments on development assistance, and set out how the fight against AIDS will be taken forward, with additional funding and help for vulnerable mothers and children. There has also been considerable progress on debt cancellation.