Palestinians: Overseas Aid:Written question - 32482

Asked by John Howell
Asked on: 24 March 2016
Department for International Development
Palestinians: Overseas Aid
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reports she has received on the use of aid disbursed to the Palestinian Authority for purposes related to terrorist activity.
Answered by: Mr Desmond Swayne
Answered on: 11 April 2016

UK direct financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is used to pay the salaries of civil servant and pensioners. Our support is provided through a multi-donor trust fund administered by the World Bank, which carries out close monitoring of PA expenditure. Only named civil servants from a pre-approved EU list are eligible, and the vetting process ensures that our funds do not benefit terrorist groups. The process is subject to independent auditing.

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