433. Multi-annual financial assistance plans

433.     Multi-annual financial assistance plans

The Secretary of State must from time to time prepare a document (a 'multi-annual financial assistance plan') giving information about the expected use of the financial assistance powers conferred on the Secretary of State1 during the period to which the plan relates (the 'plan period')2.

A multi-annual financial assistance plan must (as a minimum):

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    (1)     specify the plan period3;

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    (2)     set out Her Majesty's Government's strategic priorities for giving financial assistance during the plan period4; and

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    (3)     describe, in such manner and giving such detail as the Secretary of State considers appropriate, each