New Clause 2 - Transparency

International Development (Reporting and Transparency) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 15th February 2006.

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‘(1) The Secretary of State shall include in each annual report such observations as he thinks appropriate about the contribution by Government departments to the promotion of transparency in—

(a)the provision of aid, and

(b)the use made of aid provided.

(2)He shall include, in particular, observations about progress in relation to the following—

(a)specifying future allocations of aid,

(b)securing that aid supports clearly identified development objectives, agreed between those providing and those receiving the aid,

(c)promoting the better management of aid, including the prevention of corruption in relation to it,

(d)securing improvements in monitoring the use of aid.’.—[Mr. Thomas.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.