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Palestinians: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 21st December 2018.

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Photo of Sammy Wilson Sammy Wilson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Treasury), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Brexit)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what sums her Department has disbursed in aid to the Palestinian Authority in each of the last five years.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Figures for UK overseas aid spending are published annually in the ‘Statistics for International Development’ reports (SIDs), and are reported by calendar year. A summary of financial support to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in each of the last five years is provided below. Figures for 2018 have not yet been published. Further detail can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-on-international-development

Year

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Amount in £millions (to the nearest £million)

£42m

£34m

£25m

£0m

£45m

Source: Statistics for International Development

Note: The 2017 figure represents the combined total of two payments made in separate financial years, one before April 2017 (£25m) and the other after April 2017 (£20m).

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