Roads: Accidents

Department for International Development written question – answered on 28th November 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on reducing road fatalities across the world.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin 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)

The Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt, has not recently met with the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the reduction of road fatalities across the world. However senior officials are working together across Departments as road safety is an identified shared priority.

This year the Department for International Development extended its £4.5m funding to the Global Road Safety Facility (GRSF) with an additional £5.2m. We work closely with Department for Transport and Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) on this issue with DHSC matching our funding to GRSF.

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