§ 27. Dr. Palmer
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if it is her policy to maintain the current balance of expenditure on(a) direct bilateral aid, (b) aid in the EU, (c) contributions to United Nations agencies and (d)aid for voluntary organisations. 
§ Clare Short
In our 1999 Departmental Report we published detailed current and planned figures for all areas of development assistance. Actual expenditure will and should vary reflecting changes, for example, in a country's commitment to poverty reduction.
A copy of the 1999 Departmental Report is available in the Library of this House.