South Africa

International Development written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development

(1) what consideration determined the timing of her announcement in April 2013 that the UK's bilateral aid programme to South Africa would end in 2015;

(2) whether representatives of the South African government expressed concern about her decision to end the UK's bilateral aid programme to South Africa in 2015 before the announcement of the decision on 30 April 2013.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

There have been on-going discussions with the Government of South Africa on the intention to end bilateral aid over the last year. The communique of the UK-SA Bilateral Forum was agreed yesterday by both Governments and sets out the approach to our future development relationship with South Africa.

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