§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid is being given to combat sexual exploitation of children overseas; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Clare Short
Combating sexual exploitation of children is part of a wider set of issues related to the vulnerability of poor people to the interests of the sex industry and national and international traffickers. It is an international problem requiring co-ordinated action. DFID's goal is to eliminate the poverty and social injustice that may lead to such abuses. Much of our focus is on reducing the risks of young people being recruited into the industry. With other Government Departments, we are supporting the efforts of Governments and international agencies to strengthen social protection policies and justice systems in line with the international treaty framework covering these issues.479W
Examples of Government assistance include:funding the ILO's International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour;training the police in Sri Lanka and the Philippines to identify, prevent and counsel victims of sexual abuse;Supporting the Asia-Europe (ASEM) Resource Centre website which promotes agency co-operation, sharing of information and good practice;funding NGOs working with tour operators on developing a code of practice for the travel industry to eliminate child sex tourism.
International Development contracts with KPMG File number Project title Current contract value (£) 20013326 Jamaica Performance Improvement Programme: Modernisation Vision and Strategy Paper for reform of Jamaican public service 59,185 20013102 Andhra Pradesh support for the Governance Support Programme 801,962 20012861 Assistance to E-Governance Sub Group for Stability Pact South Eastern Europe Initiative 92,075 20012520 Support for National Anti-Corruption Strategy 343,008 20012262 Results Orientated Management Implementation Support 165,468 20012312 Jamaica Performance Improvement Programme: Managing Consultancy to Provide a Programme of Support for the Ministry of Education and Cult 363,240 20012209 Improving Public Service through Provision of One Stop Shops 194,900 20012131 Business and Employment Centres (BEC): Independent Project Audit 6,000 20001628 Guyana Water Sector Programme: Phase 1—Lead Consultants 556,451 20001561 Vulnerable Children in Ekaterinburg and Sverdlovsk Oblast: External Audit of Accounts by Third Party 12,000 20001028 Contract Management Constabulary Reform and Modernisation Project 2,661,940 20000640 Performance Review of Ministry of Finance 696,084 20000139 Support to the Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency 609,473 19998996 Ministry for the Environment Natural Resources and Fish (SEMARNAP) Institutional Strengthening, 617,350 19997355 Monitoring and Evaluation Project: Programme for Regional Sustainable Development (Proders) Support for Improving Corporate Services and Management in the Rwanda Revenue Authority 2,461,845 19984694 Private Sector Infrastructure Development Project 5,032,976 MAL/72/01 BLM (Banja La M'Tsogola) Integrated Sexual Reproductive Health 1,704 DCP/PERW/WI Personal Wages and Employment Review 38,868