Defence: Expenditure

Department for International Development written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Carol Monaghan Carol Monaghan Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Public Services and Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any of her Department's spending will be counted towards the target of spending 2 per cent of gross national income on defence.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

In 2014/15, the Ministry of Defence provided fantastic support to DFID to support humanitarian activities, contributing £32million, and was therefore reimbursed from the ODA budget. This spending will count towards the target to spend 2 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on defence.

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