§ Gregory Barker
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost of corporate entertaining by CDC was for the last seven years; and what the budget for corporate entertainment by(a) CDC and (b) Actis is for the next three years. 
§ Hilary Benn
[pursuant to his reply, 1 March 2004, Official Report, c. 618 W]: The costs of corporate entertainment by CDC over the last seven years were as follows:
£ 1997 66,000 1998 101,000 1999 114,000 2000 88,000 2001 78,000 2002 81,000 2003 66,000
The corporate entertainment budgets for CDC and Actis for 2004 are £16,000 and £118,000 respectively.1090W
issuance of identity and residency documents for new returnees, training for returnees in language and market oriented skills, health and education services through the Myanmar Mother and Child Welfare Association, and training for the authorities in refugee and human rights law.
§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will break down by programme his Department's £4 million allocation for the bilateral programme for Burma. 
Mr. Gareth Thomas
DFID's projected expenditure on bilateral programmes from its Burma aid framework allocation during the current financial year breaks down as follows:
Although the combined level is higher than recent years, it reflects the need for the new investment management company, Actis, to establish itself in all its the markets worldwide, to promote its investment Funds and to attract third party investors.
Budgets for subsequent years have not yet been set.