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Department for International Development: Reorganisation

Department for International Development written question – answered on 29th 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 Development, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 61560, on what day was she given formal notice of the merger of her Department with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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

I am in regular contact with the Prime Minister and other ministers about how the UK allocates and spends ODA. Decisions on Machinery of Government changes are made by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister discussed the merger with both the Foreign Secretary and me ahead of his announcement in the House.

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