Adaptation Fund

International Development written question – answered on 12th November 2010.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to process donations received from the public intended for the UN Adaptation Fund; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell The Secretary of State for International Development

We do not have the legal authority to accept donations from the public. We have written to the World Development Movement to ask them to accept them on our behalf.

Alternatively, DFID will have to surrender the donations to the Treasury, or deal with them at an unofficial level and divert the money to a local charity (in accordance with Treasury advice).

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