§ Ms Oona King
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial aid the Occupied Palestinian Territories received from his Department in each of the last five years; and what provision his Department has made for aid to the Occupied Palestinan Territories in each of the next four years. 
§ Hilary Benn
Bilateral financial aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including support to UNRWA, over the last five years was as follows:
£ million 1998–99 8.5 1999–2000 21 2000–01 28 2001–02 39.5 2002–03 34
This financial year we plan to spend about £40.2 million.
In addition DFID provided, from 1998 to 2002, a total of approximately £132 million through the European Commission, and since 1994 to June this year approximately £12 million through the World Bank.
The department has made the following provisions for aid to the Occupied Palestinian Territories and UNRWA: 2004–05, £26.5 million and 2005–06, £26.5 million. We do not currently have planning figures beyond 2005–06. Our support through the EC and the World Bank will continue during this period.