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Palestinians: Overseas Aid

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 70696, tabled on 13 April 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that UK aid is not being passed on by the Palestinian Authority to the families of people who have been involved in terrorist activity.

Answered on

21 April 2017

UK financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) is only used to fund the salaries of PA health and education public servants in the West Bank who are on a vetted EU list. The list of eligible beneficiaries is subject to a vetting process that includes screening against international and ad hoc sanctions lists, covering a large number of different risk categories including terrorism financing.