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Afghanistan

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what expenditure his Department has incurred in (a) Helmand Province and (b) elsewhere in Afghanistan in 2009-10 to date.[Official Report, 12 October 2009, Vol. 497, c. 1MC.] (286922)

The budget for Helmand province in 2009-10 is £18 million and the rest of Afghanistan is £109.5 million. We anticipate spending our full combined budget of £127.5 million by the end of 2009-10.

The Department for International Development (DFID) publishes expenditure in its annual report and the Statistics in International Development publication. These are available in the Library of the House and on the DFID website:

www.dfid.gov.uk