Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

Ministry of Defence 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 Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 208846 on Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid, what that money was spent on.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Since the beginning of 2015 the Ministry of Defence has spent a total of £13.98 million on Official Development.

The 2018 figure is currently underdoing a regular assurance process and is scheduled to be published on 1 April 2019. A breakdown by programme is detailed below*.

Programme

2015 (£ million)

2016 (£ million)

2017 (£ million)

Defence Education Programmes

1.74

2.28

3.74

British Forces Cyprus: Refugee Camp

0.61

0.75

0.63

UK Hydrographic Office Charting Support

0.20

0.50

0.86

Locally Employed Civilian Training: Afghanistan

-

1.25

0.86

Royal Navy: Disaster Relief Training

Less than 0.10

Less than 0.10

Less than 0.10

‘Askari Serpent’: Local Vaccination Programmes

-

0.11

0.10

Humanitarian Stores - Migrant Rescue in Mediterranean

0.18

0.13

-

Total

2.75

5.11

6.12

*Figures rounded to 2 decimal places, in accordance with guidelines – aid programmes are recorded by calendar years.

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