Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

Ministry of Defence 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 Defence, if he will publish the criteria his Department plans to use for prioritising Official Development Assistance spending in the event of a decrease in GNI.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence's Official Development Assistance spend is already reducing where some planned activity cannot be delivered during the current pandemic. Should it be necessary to make further reductions, we will protect those programmes which have the greatest impact on development objectives.

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