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Departmental Responsibilities

International Development written question – answered on 14th February 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what her Department's core statutory obligations are; and what estimate she has made of the annual cost of delivering each such obligation.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

DFID is responsible for a wide range of statutory functions and obligations relating to the alleviation of global poverty, providing where appropriate development assistance to the British Overseas Territories, and providing humanitarian assistance. Full details on the Department's responsibilities and its implementation are available in the Department's published Business Plan, available at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Documents/DFIDbusiness-plan2012.pdf

Information on the full range of DFID's responsibilities, and expenditure on delivering them, is available through DFID's annual report and accounts, available at:

http://www.dfid.gov.uk/Documents/publications1/departmental-report/2012/Annual-report-accounts-2011-12.pdf

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