Department for Work and Pensions: Overseas Aid

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th 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 Work and Pensions, if she will publish the criteria her Department plans to use for prioritising Official Development Assistance spending in the event of a decrease in GNI.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department's share of the Official Development Assistance will be reduced in the event of a decrease in GNI.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department is signing new funding agreements for projects from the Official Development Assistance budget.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

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.

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