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India and China: Overseas Aid

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department’s long-term expenditure strategy is for (a) India and (b) China; and if he will make a statement. (155726)

DFID’s bilateral expenditure in India is £266 million for 2007-08.

DFID’s bilateral expenditure in China is £33.4 million for 2007-08.

For future years we are awaiting the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review which will determine our long-term expenditure in both countries. However, we expect to terminate our bilateral programme in China by the end of 2011.