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Question for Department for International Development

UIN 10985, tabled on 9 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding the UK provides for sports development in schools in the Palestinian territories.

Answered on

15 October 2015

The UK provided £349 million in support of Palestinian development between 2011-2015. DFID’s bilateral Palestinian programme supports UK Government objectives of a two-state solution and is structured around three key areas; helping the Palestinian Authority to build strong institutions and deliver essential services, promoting private sector growth to stimulate the economy, and providing humanitarian assistance and support to the vulnerable. The UK does not specifically fund sports development in schools in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPTs). Further details on DFID’s support to the OPTs can be found here: