Gulf States: Overseas Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Wayne David Wayne David Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2020 to Question HL9495 on Government Departments: Overseas Aid, which Government Departments have made applications to the Gulf Strategy Fund in financial year 2020-21; how many projects each Department has applied for; and how many of those applications have been (a) approved and (b) rejected for each Department.

Photo of James Cleverly James Cleverly Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

Six country and two regional programme applications were received from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In addition, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Department for International Trade, the Department for Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) and HM Revenue and Customs submitted applications to operate regional programmes. The DCMS bid was not approved.

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