Overseas Aid: Terrorism

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Kate Osamor Kate Osamor Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date the Government became aware that development assistance channelled through Adam Smith International and the Access to Justice and Community Services programme was potentially being diverted to terrorist groups.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

On the evening of 16 November 2017 Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) officials in Istanbul were alerted to allegations of corruption, human rights abuses and diversion of funds to extremist groups made by BBC Panorama. London officials and FCO Ministers were made aware on 17 November. FCO officials and Ministers were alerted to allegations made by The Times on 1 December.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.