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Africa: Conflict Prevention

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding his Department plans to provide to the Africa Conflict Prevention Pool in 2008-09. (216300)

In April 2008 the Africa and Global Conflict Prevention Pools were merged to form a single combined Conflict Prevention Pool (CPP). The CPP has a self-standing budget, provided by HM Treasury, which is managed jointly by the Department for International Development, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence. The Africa Programme, one of six-regional and two thematic programmes within the CPP, has been set an initial allocation of £62.5 million for financial year 2008-09 from the total CPP budget of £112 million.