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International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Bill

A Bill to amend the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act 2015 in order to provide for a five year reporting period instead of an annual reporting period.

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Amend the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act 2015 in order to provide for a five year reporting period instead of an annual reporting period.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Five year reporting period

(1) The International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Act 2015 is amended as follows, in order to provide for a five year reporting period instead of an annual reporting period.

(2) In section 1—

(a) in subsection (1), for “in the year 2015 and each subsequent calendar year” substitute “over the period 2018/19 to 2022/23 and each subsequent five year period”;

(b) in subsection (2)—

(i) for the first “year” substitute “five year period”; and

(ii) for “year in an annual” substitute “five year period in a”; and

(c) in subsection (3)—

(i) omit ““annual report” means an annual report under section 1 of the 2006 Act”; and

(ii) insert ““the period 2018/19 to 2022/23” means the five year period running from the start of the 2018/19 financial year until the end of the 2022/23 financial year, and each subsequent five year period is to be calculated accordingly”.

(3) In section 2—

(a) in subsection (1)—

(i) for “an annual” substitute “a”;

(ii) for “in the year 2016 or any subsequent calendar year” substitute “at the end of the first five year period or at the end of any subsequent five year period”; and

(iii) for the third “year” substitute “period”;

(b) in subsection (2)—

(i) for “an annual” substitute “a”;

(ii) omit “in the year 2015 or any subsequent calendar year”;

(iii) for the third “year” substitute “period”;

(iv) in paragraph (a), for “under section 1(4) of the 2006 Act by a subsequent annual” substitute “by a subsequent”; and

(v) in paragraph (b), for “year” substitute “period”;

(c) in subsection (3), for “year” substitute “period”;

(d) in subsection (4), for “calendar year following the report year” substitute “following five year period”; and

(e) omit subsection (5).

(4) In section 5(2), for “annual” substitute “five year”.

2 Extent, commencement and short title

(1) This Act extends to the whole of the United Kingdom.

(2) This section comes into force on the day on which this Act is passed.

(3) Section 1 comes into force on 1 October 2017.

(4) This Act may be cited as the International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Act 2016.


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