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Departmental Broadcasting

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) television and (b) radio programmes his Department has funded over the last 12 months; and at what cost. (256599)

The Department for International Development (DFID) funds a scheme with the commonwealth broadcasting association which grants (up to £10,000 maximum) for travel bursaries and programme development costs to help develop programmes focused on the developing world.

DFID has used radio and television programmes as a way to get messages to a wide audience in developing countries across country programmes and policy areas, however, it would incur disproportionate cost to disaggregate this expenditure from overall development programme spend.