Diplomatic Service: Finance

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the budget for consular activities not based in embassies and high commissions by country in 2018-19.

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)

In Financial Year 2018-19, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Consular Directorate has allocated £829,200 for partnerships with 18 non-governmental organisations, charities and safe houses in the UK and overseas. These organisations provide specialist assistance, information and support to British nationals abroad that the FCO cannot provide. In addition, £240,000 has been allocated for individual projects to help British nationals abroad.

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