Palestinians: Development Aid:Written question - 8550

Q
(East Renfrewshire)
Asked on: 05 September 2017
Department for International Development
Palestinians: Development Aid
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much development funding was provided by her Department to the Palestinian Authority in each of the last five financial years; what organisations were so funded; and what the objectives of that funding were.
A
Answered by: Alistair Burt
Answered on: 12 September 2017

The UK provides direct financial aid to the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Finance and Planning to contribute to the salaries of vetted public servants. A breakdown of funding by financial years is below:

Beneficiary

Purpose

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Ministry of Finance and Planning

For financial years 2012/13 – 2015/16, UK funding contributed to public servants salaries through the EU PEGASE mechanism. In 2016/17 UK funding was specifically earmarked for West Bank health and education public servants salaries.

£34.1 million

£41.6 million

£22 million

£24.8 million

£25 million

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