Commonwealth Development Corporation

House of Lords written question – answered on 15th November 2010.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the review of the work of the Commonwealth Development Corporation, announced by the Secretary of State for International Development in September 2010.

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 his Written Statement to the House on 12 October 2010, the Secretary of State for International Development set out the broad parameters of his vision for a reconfigured CDC and announced that the Department for International Development (DfID) would launch a public consultation to hear views on CDC. The consultation was launched on 5 November 2010. DfID is also commissioning independent studies on CDC, the findings of which will be made public through DfID's website. Details of the scope of the consultation exercise and studies, and how to submit views, are available on the DfID website.

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