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Overseas Aid

Department for International Development written question – answered on 23rd June 2020.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it will remain Government policy to spend 0.7 per cent of GNI on development aid when her Department merges with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan The Secretary of State for International Development

On 16 June the Prime Minister announced that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Department for International Development will merge to form a new international department – the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The Government remains committed to the target of spending 0.7 percent on aid, which is enshrined in law, and the UK continues to abide by the OECD DAC rules for aid.

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