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Overseas Aid: Health Services

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what percentage of development aid was spent on projects related to population growth and reproductive and sexual health and rights in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07, (e) 2007-08 and (f) 2008-09. (277894)

A summary of the Department for International Development's (DFID) bilateral expenditure and an estimate of DFID multilateral expenditure spent directly on funding projects related to population growth and reproductive sexual health is provided in the following table. These figures exclude expenditure on wider health initiatives which will also lead to improved development outcomes in these areas.

DFID bilateral expenditure (£ million)

Imputed DFID multilateral share (£ million)

Total (£ million)

Total as percentage of overall DFID expenditure excluding administration costs

2003-04

114

48

163

4.6

2004-05

154

74

228

6.2

2005-06

180

77

257

6.0

2006-07

184

133

318

6.6

2007-08

190

129

319

6.4

Details of DFID's 2008-09 expenditure are not yet available but will be published in the 2009 annual report in July.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what bilateral aid his Department provided for projects concerned with sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV/AIDS in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07, (e) 2007-08 and (f) 2008-09. (277895)

Details on the Department for International Development's (DFID) bilateral expenditure on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS are produced in the following table.

DFID bilateral expenditure on sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS

DFID bilateral expenditure (£000)

2003-04

217,914

2004-05

261,820

2005-06

354,302

2006-07

387,294

2007-08

411,872

Details of DFID's 2008-09 expenditure are not yet available but will be published in the 2009 annual report in July. The most recently available data can be found in Statistics on International Development 2008, which is available in the Library of the House and online at

www.dfid.gov.uk

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what payments his Department made to (a) United Nations Population Fund, (b) World Health Organisation, (c) UNICEF, (d) UNAIDS, (e) International Planned Parenthood Federation, (f) Marie Stopes International, (g) Interact Worldwide and (h) Women and Children First UK in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06, (iv) 2006-07, (v) 2007-08 and (vi) 2008-09; and if he will make a statement. (277896)

The Department for International Development's (DFID) core, voluntary contributions to the UN organisations were as follows:

£ million

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

UNFPA

18

20

20

20

20

20

WHO

15.5

12.5

12.5

17.5

5.5

12.5

UNICEF

17

19

19

19

26

16

UNAIDS

3

16

10

19

10

DFID provided the following support via the NGOs:

Marie Stopes International (MSI) (funding for four projects): £1,913,914 (2006-12)

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF): £42,999,990 (2008-13)

Interact Worldwide (funding for eight projects): £3,861,233 (2004-13)

Women and Children First UK: £49,893 (2007-09)

DFID does not have a breakdown by financial year of the support we give to NGO projects. Information on country level contributions to the UN agencies and NGO's could not be provided without incurring disproportionate costs.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what expenditure his Department incurred on reproductive health commodities in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07, (e) 2007-08 and (f) 2008-09. (277897)