Department for Work and Pensions: Overseas Aid

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 208843 on Department for Work and Pensions: Overseas Aid, what that money was spent on.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Government is clear that in meeting its responsibilities to the world's poorest through its aid commitments, the UK also protects its own security and interests. As set out in the UK's Aid Strategy, the UK aid budget is used to tackle the great global challenges - from the root causes of mass migration and disease, to the threat of terrorism and global climate change - all of which also directly threaten British interests.

The spend comprises part of DWP’s subscription to the International Labour Organisation and the year one costs of refugees from the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.

Details of UK ODA programming can be found on the DevTracker database at

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