§ Mr. Keith Hill
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the British contribution to the European development fund is(a) being used for projects that directly benefit the poorest people in developing countries and (b) helps meet the goals established at the world summit for children.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The European Commission does not produce statistics in the form requested. The Commission and member states are currently working on a common approach to poverty alleviation, which will be presented to the Council of Development Ministers in December.