Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd June 2020.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department's share of the Official Development Assistance budget will be reduced in the event of a decrease in GNI.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The UK has a legal commitment to spend 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) each year on Official Development Assistance (ODA). HM Treasury allocates ODA budgets to Departments and is responsible for decisions on changes to these budgets.

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