HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 cc212-3W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will list the initiatives launched by her Department since May 1997 under which specific grants are allocated, indicating in each case and for each financial year the funding provided by central Government. [109311]

Clare Short

Practically all of our programme expenditure is on grant terms.

Our voted allocation for 1999–2000 was increased in respect of the following amounts from the Central Reserve: £68 million towards DFID's Kosovo humanitarian relief, £3.25 million in respect of East Timor humanitarian relief, and a £33.3 million additional contribution to the Highly Indebted Poor Country (HIPC) initiative.

Information on all new initiatives could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Information on DFID's spending is published in Statistics on International Development and the Departmental Report, both of which are available in the Library of the House.

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