HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 cc354-5W
Dr. Tonge

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans her Department has to increase its funding to the International Organisation for Migration. [101715]

Clare Short

My Department has no current plans to increase funding to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM). To date, DFID's funding of IOM has principally been for practical programmes aimed at improving IOM's capacity in the area of emergency response and preparedness. We will continue to consider any proposals put to us in this or other areas of mutual interest such as research in the field of migration and development. In addition, DFID is responsible for paying half of the UK's annual subscription to IOM. This will continue.

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