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Developing Countries: International Assistance

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in his Department are working to promote the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. (181732)

The UK’s National Contact Point for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Guidelines is currently managed by officials from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform dedicates one full time official to work on the National Contact Point and is in the process of recruiting a second, while the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development each currently contribute 20 per cent. of one official’s time.