To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid was provided to Russia in each of the last three years; what proportion of each year's total was (a) direct government to government assistance, (b) assistance to Russian civil society and (c) funding for international institutions and non-governmental organisations; how much will be granted for the next three years; and if he will make a statement.
Details of the UK's bilateral assistance and imputed multilateral assistance to Russia in each of the last three years are laid out in the following tables.
|Table 1: UK total bilateral gross public expenditure (GPEX) on development 2004-05 2006-07|
|Total UK bilateral GPEX to Russia (£000)||Proportion going directly to Government of Russia||Proportion going to Russian civil society (percentage)||Proportion going to international and non-governmental bodies (percentage)|
Details of expenditure for 2007-08 will not be available until after the end of the fiscal year, the budget for 2007-08 is £0.8 million.
|Table 2: Imputed UK share of multilateral official development assistance (O D A) 2004-05|
DFID is currently developing detailed plans for allocating its budget over the three-year period 2008-09 to 2010-11 following the outcome of the comprehensive spending review announced in October. Individual country and regional allocations will not be finalised until March 2008.