HC Deb 22 January 2003 vol 398 c311W
Keith Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much development aid was paid to Palestinians in 2002; and which projects were funded. [91001]

Clare Short

DFID provided £68 million to the Palestinians in 2002. This figure comprises:

  • Bilateral programme: £15 million
  • UNRWA: £22 million
  • UK Share of EC funding: £31 million

Our bilateral development programme in the West Bank and Gaza Strip focuses on support for the Middle East peace process; capacity building and institutional development; improvements to basic services, and a range of emergency programmes arising from the current conflict.