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EU: Overseas Aid

Volume 689: debated on Tuesday 20 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the proportion of the United Kingdom's contribution to the total European Union expenditure on overseas aid. [HL2020]

The United Kingdom’s share of the EC budget in 2007 will be 17.08 per cent. The level of commitment for overseas spend is €6.578 billion. Of this, the EC expects 90 per cent of disbursements to be classed as official development assistance (ODA).

The United Kingdom's share of the European Development Fund (EDF9), which covers years 2003 to 2007, is 12.69 per cent. The commitment level over this period is €13.5 billion, all of which is likely to be ODA.