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International Development Act 2002

Section 11

38.This section allows contributions to be made to multilateral development banks (including their concessional lending facilities), such as the World Bank and the Regional Development Banks, and requires that such commitments be made through an order made by the Secretary of State with the approval of the Treasury. Before an order is made a draft of it must be laid before the House of Commons for approval. This section replaces all the powers used under the 1980 Act relating to these banks.

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