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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:08 am on 17th November 2016.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 11:08 am, 17th November 2016

The 0.7% target refers to official development assistance expenditure, as defined by the OECD. The 2% is a NATO target, which relies on a completely different set of criteria. The hon. Gentleman is asking me to compare apples with pears.