Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Non-Governmental Organisations

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 6th October 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, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Government Response to the Foreign Affairs Committee, Second Report of Session 2019–21, Merging success: Bringing together the FCO and DFID, published 22 September, (a) which 26 NGOs did the Government consult with, (b) how were they selected and (c) when were they consulted.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Government has engaged with 26 NGOs and will continue its ongoing engagement with NGOs both within the UK and internationally. Between the middle and end of August, Ministers carried out 50 calls with Stakeholders, as well as a round-table involving 16 Civil Society Organisations, chaired by Baroness Sugg on 19 August, which included a representative from BOND, which in turn represents over 400 organisations.

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