§ The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)
My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for International Development has made the following Statement.
Although DfID's primary focus is, and will remain, the poorest countries of the world, DfID is producing a middle income countries strategy to ensure that our resources are used effectively to deliver the millennium development goals. We are publishing a consultation paper for discussion with our partners, and a copy has been placed in the Library. Our aim is to secure an improved international consensus around support to middle income countries.
We will publish the final version of the strategy later in 2004.