HC Deb 22 June 2000 vol 352 c265W
Mr. Streeter

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of her Department's bilateral country programme aid for China is spent by the Government of China. [126455]

Clare Short

Our programme in China is developed and implemented in full consultation with the Government of China. We do, however, work with and through a range of other actors, including non-governmental organisations and, increasingly, multilateral donors such as the World bank and the Asian Development bank.

We estimate that about 30 per cent. of our total programme resources are channelled through the Government of China, under the strict controls applicable under Financial Aid. A detailed list of our activities in China, together with our Country Strategy paper, will be placed in the Library of the House.

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