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International Development written question – answered on 7th March 2012.

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Photo of Alun Michael Alun Michael Labour, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) development assistance and (b) other aid his Department provided to Somaliland (i) in each year from 2005 to 2010 and (ii) in the first half of 2011; and what the difference was between commitments and disbursements in each period.

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

The Department for International Development (DFID) does not compile formal aid expenditure statistics broken down at sub-national level, or records commitment's separately for actual aid spending. UK bilateral aid expenditure to Somalia (including Somaliland) for each year 2005-06 to 2010-11, is given in the following table:

DFID bilateral aid— Somalia
  Total (£000) of which: Humanitarian assistance
2005-06 18,740 15,589
2006-07 16,631 7,975
2007-08 25,714 13,675
2008-09 33,471 18,288
2009-10 44,431 31,900
2010-11 46,060 29,855
Source: Statistics on International Development, 2011, 2010 http://www.dfid.gov.uk/About-us/How-we-measure-progress/Aid-Statistics/

In the year 2011-12, the UK intends to spend up to £103 million across Somalia, focused on heath services, private sector development, governance and peace-building and humanitarian assistance, subject to results. Up to 60% of this development funding (not including humanitarian aid) from 2011-12 to 2014-15 will be to Somaliland, dependent on results achieved.

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