Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Stewart McDonald Stewart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money spent by his Department has been counted as UK aid spending; and what programmes that money has been allocated to within his Department.

Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Defence

Holding answer received on 04 February 2019

The Ministry of Defence has an annual Official Developmental Assistance target of £5 million, of which approximately £6.12 million was spent in the calendar year of 2017 – a breakdown by programme is below. 2018 figures are currently undergoing a regular assurance process and will be published in April 2019.


£ million*

Defence Education Programmes


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UK Hydrographic Office Charting Support


Locally Employed Civilian Training: Afghanistan


Royal Navy: Disaster Relief Training

Less than £0.05

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*Figures rounded to 2 decimal places.

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