Department for International Development: Brexit

Department for International Development written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Twigg Stephen Twigg Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect on her Department's performance against its aims and objectives of the secondment of staff of her Department to other government departments to work on matters relating to the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt 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)

Essential DFID business must continue to ensure that we meet the 0.7% commitment, with impact and value for money. EU exit will also not prevent us from continuing the lifesaving humanitarian work that we carry out around the world. In order to protect this core work, senior leaders in DFID have undertaken a prioritisation exercise to effectively manage the impact of deployments across business areas.

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