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Millennium Development Goals

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

8. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with his G8 counterparts on meeting their commitments of funding for the achievement of the millennium development goals, with particular reference to Africa. (233028)

I have regular discussions with my G8 counterparts in the course of international business in relation to the achievement of the millennium development goals, including at the UN MDG summit in New York on 25 September. The UK is on track to provide 0.7 per cent. of our national income in overseas development assistance by 2013 and we encourage others to do so.