Britain's overseas aid

Britain's overseas aid

Lord Stoddart of Swindon (Independent Labour)
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost to the United Kingdom of its combined gross contributions to the European Union, NATO, the United Nations and overseas aid.

Lord Sassoon (Commercial Secretary, HM Treasury; Conservative)
The UK gross contribution to the European Union (EU) Budget, after taking account of the UK abatement, in 2011-12 was £12,184 million. This includes money that scores as UK official development assistance (ODA).

The UK makes numerous contributions to the many different parts of the United Nations (UN) system and UN-led activities. The UK's contribution to the UN Regular Budget in 2011 was $155.3 million. For further information on the contributions to the UN, including contributions to the UN Peacekeeping Budgets and to other UN programmes, funds and bodies, I refer the noble Lord to the Answer given by Mr Henry Bellingham MP, Minister for Africa, on 17 January 2012
(Hansard, Commons; col. 723W].

Total UK ODA in 2011 is provisionally estimated at £8,570 million, including ODA contributions to multilateral organisations including the United Nations and the European Commission.

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