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Department of Education: Overseas Aid

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd January 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department has spent on Official Development Assistance in each year since 2015.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

Some of the department’s spend is classified as Official Development Assistance (ODA). The estimated figures for each year from 2015 to 2017 are contained in the table below; 2018 figures are not yet available. The spend relates to the provision of education to child and unaccompanied child asylum seekers in the 12 months after they make an asylum claim in the UK.

2015

2016

2017

Department spend classified as ODA (£million)

22

28

24

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