Home Office: Overseas Aid

Home Office 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 the Home Department, whether her Department's share of the Official Development Assistance budget will be decreased in the event of a reduction in GNI.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The UK has a legal commitment to spend 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) each year on Official Development Assistance (ODA). Since this commitment is linked to the size of the economy, the level of ODA spend is likely to decrease this year. HM Treasury allocates ODA budgets to departments and is responsible for decisions on changes to these.

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