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Overseas Aid

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th June 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of United Kingdom official development assistance was allocated to OECD DAC codes 15230 (participation in peacekeeping operations) and 15220 (civilian peacebuilding, conflict prevention and resolution) in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2007-08, and (c) 2009-10 .

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)

Details of UK Official Development Assistance are published on the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development's Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) website and are available to download from their online database at The relevant figures are reproduced below.

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total UK ODA £5,926m £6,770m £4,921m £6,356m £7,356m
15220: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution na na £97m £194m £195m
% Total UK ODA 2% 3% 3%
15230 Post-conflict peace-building (UN) £2m £2m £1m £3m £14m
% Total UK ODA <1% <1% <1% <1% <1%

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