Burma: Overseas Aid:Written question - 294694

Asked by Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 04 October 2019
Department for International Development
Burma: Overseas Aid
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will include conditions in UK aid grants and loans to ensure that recipients do not use the grants to purchase goods and services from companies linked to the military of Myanmar.
Answered by: Zac Goldsmith
Answered on: 08 October 2019

In order to prevent DFID Myanmar funds going to military owned companies we already have enhanced private sector due diligence in place. We are constantly working to strengthen this process. DFID Myanmar has recently written to its partners asking them to review their supply chains to check UK money is not being used to purchase goods and services from companies identified as military owned by the recent UN Fact Finding Mission report on Myanmar.

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