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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the cost of foreign nationals sending home remittances; and if he will make a statement. (285396)

The Department for International Developmentā€™s (DFID) White Paper published on 6 July 2009 and available in the Library of the House and on the DFID website

outlines our new commitments on remittances.

DFID will work with the World Bank co-ordinated Global Remittances Working Group, set up by the G8 this year. We also have a number of country partnerships focused on reducing costs and developing new products for remittances.