HC Deb 18 May 1998 vol 312 c250W
Sir Alastair Goodlad

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what was the financial contribution made by her Department to UN agencies during 1997–98; and what is the planned figure for 1998–99. [41748]

Clare Short

The Department for International Development (DFID) provided an estimated £123 million through multilateral programmes in 1997–98. In 1997, we also provided a further £30 million to UN agencies through our bilateral and emergency programmes in response to specific appeals.

In 1998–99, we plan to provide at least £117 million to the UN through our multilateral programmes. In addition, we expect to provide further assistance under our bilateral and emergency aid programmes.

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