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International Development

Volume 659: debated on Wednesday 8 May 2019

Climate Change

The following is an extract from oral questions to the Secretary of State for International Development on Wednesday 1 May 2019.

I wonder whether the Minister will today commit to auditing and publishing UK aid spending on fossil fuels through the CDC, the prosperity fund and multilateral organisations?

I am pretty sure that a lot of that information is already in the public domain. I can confirm to the hon. Gentleman my understanding that the CDC has made no new investments in fossil fuels since 2012.

[Official Report, 1 May 2019, Vol. 659, c. 189.]

Letter of correction from the Minister of State, Department for International Development:

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Walton (Dan Carden).

The correct response should have been:

I am pretty sure that a lot of that information is already in the public domain. I can confirm to the hon. Gentleman that the CDC has made no new investments in coal since 2012.