HC Deb 09 July 2002 vol 388 c873W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial contribution her Department will make in 2003–04 and 2004–05 in support of Pakistan's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility. [67482]

Clare Short

My Department has made a three-year commitment to provide £105 million, in support of the IMF Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, which was agreed in December of last year. In 2001–02 DFID disbursed £20 million financial aid to Pakistan. We are planning to provide a further £40 million in 2002–03, and £45 million in 2003–04.