Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 9th January 2019.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she has taken to ensure that the effectiveness of UK ODA will not be affected by reductions in the number of staff in her Department.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Joint with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

In common with other government departments and in response to a request from the Cabinet Office, DFID has been considering what support it may be able to offer other government departments in the event of a no deal EU Exit. This contingency planning is specifically for a no deal EU Exit scenario only.

In all scenarios, essential DFID business must continue to ensure that we meet the 0.7% commitment, with impact and value for money. EU exit will not prevent us from continuing the lifesaving humanitarian work that we carry out around the world.

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.