Overseas Aid

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch UKIP

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of overseas aid is paid directly and how much through the European Union.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma Lords Spokesperson (Home Office) (Equalities and Women's Issues), Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

In 2009, total UK official development assistance (ODA) was £7,356 million, of which £4,902 million (67 per cent) was paid directly by the UK and £2,454 million (33 per cent) was paid through multilateral channels. Of the multilateral ODA, £1,244 million was attributable to expenditure through the EU, which is equivalent to 17 per cent of overall ODA.

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