Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Overseas Aid

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department's share of the Official Development Assistance will be reduced in the event of a decrease in GNI.

Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Minister of State

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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