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Overseas Aid

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much official development assistance was (a) pledged and (b) spent by the Government in each year since 2004; and if he will make a statement. (252401)

Details on UK official development assistance (ODA) for 2004-07 are available in Table 7 of the DFID publication 'Statistics on International Development 2008'. This publication is available in the Library and online at The 2008 figures will be published in April. The UK remains committed to achieving a 0.7 per cent. ODA to gross national income (GNI) ratio by 2013. The 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review also put the Government on track to achieve a 0.56 per cent. ODA/GNI ratio by 2010.