Department for Education: Overseas Aid

Department for Education written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 208844 on Department for Education: Overseas Aid; if he will set out what specific programmes that funding was spent on.

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

The spend figures relate 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. The figures are an estimate of the amount of core schools funding provided to schools in relation to these children.

The government is clear that in meeting its responsibilities to the world's poorest citizens 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.

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