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Burma: Overseas Aid

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consideration the Government have given to further measures to deliver aid to the Irrawaddy Delta region of Burma following Cyclone Nargis. (278260)

In March the UK Government committed an additional £20 million to Burma over two years, increasing the Department for International Development’s aid programme to £25 million in 2009-10 and £28 million in 2010-11. Approximately 60 per cent. of this additional funding will be allocated to further relief following Cyclone Nargis. No UK aid is delivered though the Government of Burma.