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Department for International Development: Annual Report and Accounts

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

Statement

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development (Douglas Alexander) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I have today published, and laid before Parliament, the Department for International Development annual report and resource accounts for 2008-09 (HC 867-I and HC 867-II).

The report sets out the good progress we have made this year in meeting our aim of alleviating poverty in the poorer countries of the world. It provides the first full year reporting of progress against our 2007 public service agreement and our departmental strategic objectives, and reports against targets set in previous spending reviews that are still current. The report also includes our full set of accounts for 2008-09 and the progress we have made on the International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Act 2006, further underlining our commitment to transparent and accessible reporting of UK development policies and programmes.