Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour/Co-operative, Cardiff South and Penarth

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of his Department's overseas development assistance budget his Department spent was subject to the International Development Act 2002 in each of the last three years.

Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Ministry of Defence (MOD) expenditure on overseas development assistance is governed by the Supply and Appropriation Acts.

MOD spending on overseas development assistance over the last three calendar years has been £3.0 million in 2013 and £2.2 million in 2014. The 2015 figure is currently undergoing an assurance process and is scheduled to be published on 1 April 2016. This expenditure has mainly been on humantarian assistance and defence education.

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