Developing Countries: Education
Jonathan Ashworth (Leicester South, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will take steps to ensure that disabled children in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Bangladesh, (c) Burma, (d) Democratic Republic of Congo, (e) Ethiopia, (f) Kenya, (g) Nigeria, (h) Pakistan, (i) Tanzania and (j) Zimbabwe are able to benefit equally from spending by his Department on education.
Stephen O'Brien (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, International Development; Eddisbury, Conservative)
The UK Government are committed to helping provide a good quality basic education for ail children, including those with a disability. The countries listed are all priority countries for the Department for International Development (DFID) and each has published an Operational Plan—available on the DFID website—that sets out how we will work with partners, in each country to overcome the barriers that all children face in accessing a good qualify basic education.