Department for International Trade: Overseas Aid

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 22nd 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 International Trade, whether her Department's share of the Official Development Assistance will be reduced in the event of a decrease in GNI.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

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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