Developing Countries: Space Technology:Written question - 12448

Q
(Romford)
Asked on: 19 October 2015
Department for International Development
Developing Countries: Space Technology
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will take steps to reduce aid spending in countries with their own space programme.
A
Answered by: Mr Desmond Swayne
Answered on: 26 October 2015

No UK aid money is spent on helping developing countries put people in space. We already take the growing ability of emerging economies like India and China to finance their own development programmes into account in reviewing our aid relationship with such countries.

Through the ongoing Bilateral Aid Review, we will decide which countries will receive bilateral funding and how much. We will use a range of criteria to determine allocations to countries, including the level and persistence of extreme poverty in the country and the ability of the government of that country to finance its own development needs.

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