Palestinians: Overseas Aid:Written question - HL1717

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Asked on: 08 September 2016
Department for International Development
Palestinians: Overseas Aid
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To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the total values of UK aid disbursements in the Palestinian territories given for the purpose of (1) legal assistance, and (2) promoting peaceful co-existence, in each of the last five years for which figures are available.
Answered on: 20 September 2016

In each of the last five years the UK has provided the following support for legal assistance in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs):

Year

Disbursement

2012/2013

£340,000

2013/2014

£2,011,000

2014/2015

£2,550,000

2015/2016

£2,655,000

2016/2017

£1,000,000*

Total

£8,556,000

*as this is the current financial year, this figure is subject to change.

The DFID Secretary of State is currently considering options for co-existence programmes as part of a wider examination of DFID’s programme in the OPTs. The FCO has supported several co-existence projects in Israel.

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