HC Deb 26 July 1999 vol 336 c143W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to support the Palestine National Authority in developing its economy. [92239]

Mr. Hoon

Our support for the Palestine National Authority in the development of its economy includes our aid assistance of £8 million each year to the Authority, our support for the Interim Economic Issues (for which £2 million has been set aside by the Department for International Development) and technical assistance to the Ministry of Economy and Trade and Negotiations Affairs Department. The UK also contributes 16 per cent. of EC aid to the Palestinians. We expect this to amount to over £50 million over the next five years.