§ Mr. Ainger
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much, in cash terms and as a percentage of the ODA budget, has been spent by the ODA in each of the last five years on tools for distribution to the developing world; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The supply of appropriate technology, including hand tools, forms an important part of many aid projects, both those we support directly and those managed by non-governmental organisations. Data about spending on hand tools are not collated centrally.