Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Lord Lipsey Lord Lipsey Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether new spending on migrants will count towards the statutory target of spending 0.7 per cent of gross national income on overseas aid.

Photo of Baroness Verma Baroness Verma The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

In his statement to Parliament on 7 September the Prime Minister stated that, in full accordance with internationally agreed rules, the UK will ensure that the full cost of supporting thousands of Syrian refugees in the UK will be met through our aid spending for the first year.

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