HC Deb 04 March 2004 vol 418 cc1089-90W
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. [157842]

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.

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. [157619]

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.

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