HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 c490W
Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid programmes her Department is supporting in the current financial year in Pakistan; at what cost; and what was the comparable figure for 1998–99. [97582]

Clare Short

On October 15 after the military coup in Pakistan, I announced a freeze on all British assistance to the Government of Pakistan and a continuation of all our programmes that directly help the poor. At this stage it is impossible to predict what our 1999–2000 spend will be. Provisional DFID programme expenditure for the 1998–99 financial year is £24.24 million.