Margaret Ferrier – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Margaret Ferrier on 2016-01-20.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2016 to Question 20675, how much of the £300 million provided to eradicate polio was spent in each of the last three years; and how much will be spent in each of the next four years.

Mr Nick Hurd

The UK is a top three donor to polio eradication, with a £300 million commitment over six years from 2013/14 to 2018/19. Of this, £100 million was disbursed in the financial year of 2013/2014, £50 million in 2014/15, and £65 million in 2015/16. The UK will provide £39 million in 2016/17, £29 million in 2017/18 and £17 million in 2018/19.

UK support has been critical in bringing us one step closer to the finish line of a world free from polio, something people across the country can be immensely proud of.