HC Deb 01 July 1998 vol 315 c210W
Mr. Luff

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations she has received from NGOs concerning the future of her Department's aid programme and its effectiveness relating to their own activities in the developing world. [46893]

Clare Short

I have had a number of meetings with NGOs, individually and collectively, at which we have discussed my Department's work and the role of NGOs in development.

We have recently published a consultation document on ways of working more effectively with organisations of civil society, including NGOs, both in the UK and in developing countries.

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