Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Oral Parliamentary Question (OPQ)
    529 c142
    Lilley, Peter
    Fraudulent Use of Aid
    I welcome my right hon. Friend’s commitment to a zero-tolerance attitude to fraud. Will he encourage the World Bank to continue to have its regular survey of 32,000 small businesses across different developing countries, which shows that although fraud is a problem, it by no means absorbs all the aid entering those countries, as bar-room gossip would have it, and that it is more prevalent in south Asia than in Africa?
    Department for International Development
    Mitchell, Andrew