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Africa: Education for All Initiative

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

18. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the Education for All initiative for Africa; and if he will make a statement. (181427)

The UK is a strong supporter of education, with a commitment to provide £8.5 billion for education by 2015; it is the second largest contributor to the Education for All Fast Track Initiative. At the autumn meetings of the G7 and IMFC, Finance Ministers reaffirmed the importance they place on development issues, including education. Treasury Ministers and officials will continue to use every opportunity to promote the UK's development priorities with their international counterparts.