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Friday 6th April 2001


CONSIDERATION OF BILL

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT BILL


NEW CLAUSES

Reduction in poverty: co-ordination within Government

   

Mr Gary Streeter
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Andrew Rowe
Mr Andrew Robathan

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall make arrangements to promote a focus on reduction in poverty throughout all Government departments and agencies in their relations with developing countries.

    (2) The Secretary of State for International Development shall, jointly with Ministers representing the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Defence and the Treasury, prepare and lay before Parliament an annual report on the work done in pursuance of the arrangements made under subsection (1).'.


Reduction in poverty: aid given through third parties

   

Mr Gary Streeter
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Andrew Rowe
Mr Andrew Robathan

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—The Secretary of State shall make arrangements to ensure that no United Kingdom Government aid for a developing country or countries which is to be disbursed via a third party (including multilateral development banks, United Nations agencies, and institutions of the European Union) is made available to that third party unless he is satisfied that it is likely to contribute to a reduction in poverty.'.


Sector-wide development assistance

   

Mr Gary Streeter
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Andrew Rowe
Mr Andrew Robathan

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State may not provide development assistance through a sector-wide programme, unless he has first prepared a report on the proposal containing—

    (a) targets for the outputs of that aid, and

    (b) details of the arrangements agreed with the developing country or countries concerned for the monitoring of those outputs;

    and is satisfied that the countries concerned have demonstrated a record of transparency in the use of aid from the United Kingdom Government.

    (2) The report prepared under subsection (1) shall be laid before Parliament before any disbursements under the programme are made.'.


Website to assist non-government donors

   

Mr Gary Streeter
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Andrew Rowe
Mr Andrew Robathan

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—The Secretary of State shall establish and maintain a website for the purpose of helping to co-ordinate, and otherwise facilitating, the international development activities of charities and private donors.'.


Use of charities and other non-governmental organisations

   

Mr Gary Streeter
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Andrew Rowe
Mr Andrew Robathan

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—The Secretary of State shall make arrangements to ensure that, taking one year with another, not less than 15 per cent. of development assistance is disbursed through charities and other non-governmental organisations specialising in development.'.


Annual report on operation of this Act

   

Mr Tony Worthington

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State shall prepare and lay before Parliament a report on the operation of the provisions of this Act, within two months of the end of each financial year.

    (2) The report laid under subsection (1) shall be the subject of a debate in each House of Parliament within two months of the date of laying of the report.'.


   

Mr Gary Streeter
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Andrew Rowe
Mr Andrew Robathan

2

Page     1,     line     10     [Clause     1],     at end insert 'or the promotion of good governance'.

   

Mr Simon Thomas
Mr Elfyn Llwyd
Mr Ieuan Wyn Jones
Mr Dafydd Wigley

5

Page     1,     line     18     [Clause     1],     leave out from 'that' to end of line 20 and insert 'in the opinion of the Secretary of State, meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.'.

   

Dr Jenny Tonge

6

Page     1,     line     20     [Clause     1],     at end insert ', but does not allow for any dilution of the developmental purpose to reflect commercial, political or other considerations.'.


   

Mr Gary Streeter
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Andrew Rowe
Mr Andrew Robathan

3

Page     2,     line     10     [Clause     4],     after 'may', insert 'provided he is satisfied that to do so is likely to contribute to a reduction in poverty or the promotion of good governance'.


   

Mr Gary Streeter
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Mr Andrew Rowe
Mr Andrew Robathan

4

Page     5,     line     17     [Clause     11],     at end insert—

    '(3A) No payment may be made under this section unless the Secretary of State is satisfied that to do so is likely to contribute to a reduction in poverty or the promotion of good governance.'.


   

Mr Tony Worthington

1

Page     8,     line     29     [Clause     20],     at end insert—

    '(2A) This Act shall remain in force for one year after the date appointed under subsection (2), but may by order be renewed for an additional year (and for further additional years by further such orders) where the order has been laid before and approved by both Houses of Parliament.'.


 
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