To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of
6 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1835-6W, on Afghanistan: overseas aid, how much funding each organisation listed in Annexe A and Annexe B received from his Department for the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan in each of the last three financial years. 
Hilary Benn: DFID Afghanistan has channelled the following amounts through the organisations listed in Annexe A and Annexe B of the answer of 6 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1835-6W for reconstruction and development in Afghanistan over the last three financial years (broken down by year where available):
Other organisations listed in Annexe A and Annexe B were funded prior to the last three financial years. DFID Afghanistan also indirectly funds a range of non-governmental organisations as implementing partners of the Government of Afghanistans National Priority Programmes (e.g. through our support to the National Solidarity Programme).
Lyn Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether her Department has made any recent representations to the Government of Cambodia on the subject of reform of the forestry sector. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Departments total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken down by costs relating to (a) television, (b) radio and (c) print media. 
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Julia Goldsworthy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005 who have since been appointed to public bodies by his Department, broken down by party; and who was responsible for making each appointment. 
Mr. Thomas: Information about the political activity of appointees is recorded and publicised in accordance with the independent Commissioner for Public Appointments' code of practice. DFID has made no public appointments of former hon. Members who left Parliament in 2005.
Mr. Thomas: A number of Trade Unions take a close interest in International Development. The Secretary of State for International Development and myself attended a small number of civil society events and forums in 2006 at which Trade Unions were represented, and development issues discussed.
The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union and the Association of the First Division Civil Servants (FDA) both have members in the Department for International Development. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for International Development and myself held no official meetings with representatives from these unions in 2006 but did meet with PCS union representatives in March 2007.
Most of the poorest people in the world are women and girls. Part of what makes them poor is discrimination because of their gender. DFID is making gender equality a priority across its work. This commitment is set out in our Gender Equality Action Plan. Our programmes are helping to improve the education of girls, and the livelihood opportunities, security and political participation of poor women, so that they are less vulnerable to trafficking.
Mark Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department committed in each year since the invasion to (a) water and sanitation projects and (b) electrification projects in Iraq. 
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In addition, DFID has contributed £70 million to the International Reconstruction Fund Facility for Iraq (IRRFI). This has financed electricity, water and sanitation projects across Iraq. We have also contributed £36 million to the International Committee of the Red Cross so that they can provide emergency assistance to Iraqis. This includes access to clean water and sanitation.
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