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Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the trade unions of the Department for International Development staff members (a) were consulted before the merger between those departments announcement and (b) will be consulted as part of the merger process.

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

There was no formal consultation with our trade unions (PCS and FDA) prior to this decision being made. We have now commenced discussions and they will have a key role to play as we develop the new organisation.

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