HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c307W
13. Mr. Ben Chapman

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make a statement on development aid to Kenya. [29136]

Clare Short

The aim of British development assistance to Kenya is to reduce poverty. Direct assistance in 2000–01 totalled £52 million, including £15 million as budget support and £12 million on drought relief. We also support the provision of primary school textbooks and materials, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, reproductive health care, malaria prevention, private sector development, public service reform and initiatives to promote civic education and improved access to justice for poor people. In addition, Britain contributed substantially through multilateral agencies including about £2.7 million through the EC's aid programme.