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Africa: Overseas Aid

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the Government’s progress towards its 2005 G8 commitment to double aid for the eradication of poverty in Africa by 2010. (285368)

The UK Government are on track to meet their commitments to Africa made at the Gleneagles G8 meeting in 2005. Our expenditure in Africa is projected to reach £3.4 billion in 2010-11, from a baseline of £1.26 billion in 2004-05. These spending levels were confirmed in the April 2009 Budget.