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House of Lords written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Lord Turnberg Lord Turnberg Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided in the last 12 months to schools under the Palestinian jurisdiction.

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)

The UK provided £30 million in financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the financial year 2010-11 through a World Bank trust fund. This helped the PA provide basic services, such as healthcare and education, to Palestinians in both the West Bank and Gaza. The PA spent 18.2 per cent of its budget on education in 2010.

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