Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Review of White Paper on Irish Aid: Statements, Questions and Answers
Ivana Bacik (Independent)
I thank the Minister for State for attending. I apologise that I had to leave the House for some of the debate, but I also had to attend a meeting of the Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality.
The Minister of State referred to the new Africa agrifood development fund and the practical efforts being made by his Department and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, specifically in Tanzania and Kenya. Has he examples of this co-operation?
The review of the millennium development goals is due to be undertaken in September 2013. Will more ambitious goals be set or, in the light of world economic conditions, will it be more of a holding operation, with the new goals to come into effect in 2016?