Commonwealth: Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Mendelsohn Lord Mendelsohn Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the funding they announced to support the actions agreed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2018 will be provided by the Department for International Development; and how much of that spending had already been committed before the 2018 meeting.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

At the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in 2018, Leaders agreed a series of commitments aimed at supporting a future which is fairer, more prosperous, more sustainable, and more secure. The UK Government announced funding of approximately £526.7 million for programmes and projects to support delivery of these ambitious commitments. The Department for International Development is responsible for providing nearly £400 million of this funding, none of which had been committed prior to the meeting in April 2018.

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