Cotonou Agreement

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — International Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th May 2016.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering 12:00 am, 4th May 2016

Every year, the Palestinian Authority gives £84 million to convicted terrorists serving time in Israeli jails, out of a general fund to which this country contributes part of its £72 million a year in aid to the Palestinians. Is that not corrupt practice? How is it an example of good governance? Will the Secretary of State consider following Canada’s example and ensuring that our aid goes to specific projects in the Palestinian territories?