Overseas Aid

International Development written question – answered on 31st March 2008.

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Photo of Chris McCafferty Chris McCafferty Labour, Calder Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2008, Official Report, column 1144W, on overseas aid, which European Commission country strategy papers do not meet the criteria for adherence to the legal and policy base and alignment set out in partner countries' national plans.

Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Parliamentary Under-Secretary(Department for International Development) (Trade Policy) (also Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Trade and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for International Development), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

The Department for International Development considers that all of the country strategy papers published to date have adhered to the legal and policy base and been aligned with the partner countries' priorities.

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