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Department for International Development: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 1st July 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2020 to Question 61563, on what dates he discussed the merger of the Department for International Development and his Department with the Prime Minister.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Holding answer received on 29 June 2020

The Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary meet with the Prime Minister on a regular basis and with each other, bilaterally, to discuss how the UK allocates and spends Official Devlopment Assistance. Decisions on Machinery of Government changes are made by the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister discussed the merger with both the Foreign Secretary and International Development Secretary ahead of his announcement in the House.

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