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Gleneagles Summit 2005

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

13. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of progress towards implementing those recommendations of the Africa Commission which were adopted at the Gleneagles summit in 2005. (319877)

We regularly monitor progress against the commitments made at Gleneagles. Along with the other G8 countries, we are producing an accountability report on this progress in time for the next G8 summit in Canada. This will include the Gleneagles commitments and the other development commitments made by the G8 since 2005.

14. To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his G8 counterparts on progress towards meeting commitments made at Gleneagles in 2005. (319878)

Last week the Secretary of State for International Development met with Minister Beverley Oda to discuss issues including the aid volume commitments made at Gleneagles. The European Union's Gleneagles commitments were also discussed at the Informal Meeting of EU Development Ministers at La Granja, attended by the Minister of State. While there he also had bilaterals with German Development Minister Niebel and European Development Commissioner Piebalgs. The UK will meet its aid volume commitments and continue to press others to meet their own commitments.