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Overseas Aid

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of international aid requested from the UK by overseas countries was paid in each year between 1997 and 2007. (203814)

The Department for International Development (DFID) does not hold figures on the proportion of international aid requested from the UK by overseas countries that was paid in each year between 1997 and 2007.

However, the following was given by the UK in official development aid (ODA) in each year since 1997.

UK official development assistance, 1997 to 2007

£ millions

ODA

1997

2,096

1998

2,332

1999

2,118

2000

2,974

2001

3,170

2002

3,285

2003

3,834

2004

4,313

2005

5,925

2006

6,770

2007 (provisional)

4,957

Total 1997 to 2007

41,774