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Asked by Dan Carden
(Liverpool, Walton)
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Asked on: 20 January 2020
Department for International Development
Developing Countries: Coal
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department has spent on supporting (a) coal-mining and (b) coal-fired power stations in developing countries in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Dr Andrew Murrison
Answered on: 23 January 2020

DFID does not provide ODA bilateral assistance for coal and has not done so since 2012.

In the Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) we do not support coal projects expect in rare circumstances and only for the poorest countries where there is no economical alternative. The Prime Minister’s announcement means DFID Ministers will now review all coal and other fossil fuel projects that are presented to the Boards of the MDBs and make a decision on each case.

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