HC Deb 04 April 2001 vol 366 c196W
Mr. Patrick Hall

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made towards meeting the Government's target for expenditure on overseas development as a proportion of gross national product. [157222]

Clare Short

My Department announced on 2 April that the UK oda/GNP ratio for calendar year 2000 is provisionally estimated at 0.31 per cent. This puts the Government on track to achieve the target of 0.33 per cent. by the financial year 2003–04.

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