Home Office: Overseas Aid

Home Office 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 the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 208842 on Home Office: Overseas Aid, what that money was spent on.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Expenditure on Overseas Development Aid from 2015 to 2017 is as follows:

• 2015 £222m

• 2016 £376m

• 2017 £354m

The Home Office’s ODA spend is focused on the following three areas, which contribute to the delivery of the UK’s Aid Strategy:

• Support to asylum seekers and the resettlement of vulnerable people in the UK. This helps pay for food, shelter and training for up to 12 months.

• Work upstream in ODA countries to build capacity and capability to improve security, protect the vulnerable and tackle modern slavery.

CSSF-funded activity to tackle organised immigration crime through the Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce, and to save lives at sea through the deployment of Border Force vessels in the Mediterranean.

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