HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 c53WS
Angus Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his answer of 14 October 2003,Official Report, columns 70–71W on reproductive health, what the (a) structure(b) aims and (c) methods of each of the projects in Nigeria listed under annex A to his answer are; when his Department last assessed the progress of each project; what the main conclusions of each assessment were; and if he will make a statement. [133193]

Hilary Benn

I will write to the hon. Member for Moray with details of the projects and programmes in DFID Nigeria that have a policy marker for Reproductive Health or HIV/AIDS, as listed previously (ref: 131641).

The health sector (including HIV/AIDS) continues to be our largest portfolio in DFID Nigeria in terms of financial commitment, and Reproductive Health and Rights are central to this. Furthermore, as we remain focused on helping Nigeria make accelerated progress towards the Millennium Development Goals, issues of maternal health, child health, access to comprehensive reproductive health services and the control of HIV/ AIDS will increasingly be addressed through other programmes in the areas of governance, rights, education, infrastructure, poverty reduction and economic development.