Developing Countries: Taxation

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th January 2015.

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Photo of Anas Sarwar Anas Sarwar Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on programmes designed to strengthen tax systems in the developing world in each of the last five years.

Photo of Anas Sarwar Anas Sarwar Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on programmes designed to strengthen the tax systems in each country in each of the last five years.

Photo of Anas Sarwar Anas Sarwar Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of her Department's budget has been spent on programmes designed to strengthen tax systems in the developing world in each of the last five years.

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

We do not currently record tax programmes under a separate spend code but we have been expanding our work on tax and transparency over the Parliament. This includes the establishment of a specialist Developing Country Capacity Building Unit in HMRC, to deploy HMRC staff to provide technical expertise in support of these efforts.

Statistics on Overseas Development Assistance are published by calendar year in line with international best practice. Information on country of spend is available from the National Statistics publication ‘Statistics on International Development’ https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/statistics-on-international-development-2014 . Information on spend by specific project is available from the Development Tracker http://devtracker.dfid.gov.uk/

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