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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department (a) allocated to each Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Creditor Reporting System code in each of its bilateral country programmes in each of the last five years and (b) intends to allocate to each such code for each such programme in each of the next three years. (319483)

The Creditor Reporting System (CRS) is overseen by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Full details of the UK return for calendar years up to 2008 are available directly from the OECD website at

http://stats.oecd.org/qwids/

A breakdown of the allocations of the Department for International Development’s (DFID’s) aid for 2009 or for future years cannot be provided at this level of detail without incurring disproportionate cost. Information on 2009 flows is due to be provided to the DAC in July.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department (a) allocated and (b) disbursed for (i) agriculture and (ii) food security through (A) bilateral expenditure, (B) multilateral contributions and (C) research in each of the last five years; and how much it intends to disburse in each such case in each of the next three years. (319484)

Details of funds disbursed by the Department for International Development (DFID) for agriculture and food security in each of the last five financial years are provided in the following table. DFID does not record funds allocated but not disbursed. These figures do not include spending on emergency humanitarian food aid.

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Bilateral

Agriculture (incl. Fisheries)

72

55

74

52

64

Agriculture and RNR Research

36

33

26

27

33

Food Aid and Food Security

16

18

19

36

51

Rural Development

9

26

25

49

56

Rural Roads

10

Total Bilateral

133

132

145

164

214

Multilateral

Agriculture (incl. Fisheries)

42

38

109

95

124

Agriculture (incl. Fisheries) Research

5

4

2

4

1

Food Security

26

31

27

19

14

Rural Development

25

20

29

19

22

Total Multilateral

98

93

166

138

161

Total DFID Expenditure Ag and FS

231

225

312

301

375

Basic Nutrition

1

1

2

9

13

Total DFID Expenditure Ag and FS (inc. Nutrition)

232

226

314

311

388

The UK Government have committed to spend £1.1 billion on agriculture and food security between 2009-10 and 2011-12. This commitment does not include spending on basic nutrition or emergency humanitarian food aid.