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International Development Act 2002

Section 2

20.This section provides a modified version of the power taken in section 1, to allow the United Kingdom to continue to provide support for the British overseas territories. The territories in question are the ones listed in Schedule 6 to the British Nationality Act 1981 (c.61). The modifications reflect the special position of the overseas territories and the United Kingdom’s continuing responsibilities in relation to them. The Secretary of State may provide development assistance to British overseas territories, without having to be satisfied that the assistance is likely to contribute to a reduction in poverty.

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