Overseas Aid

Treasury written question – answered on 3rd December 2020.

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Photo of Dan Carden Dan Carden Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2020 to Question 120991, what fiscal criteria he plans to use to determine when the Government will reinstate the UK's commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on overseas aid.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Government intends to return to the 0.7% target when the fiscal situation allows. We cannot at this moment predict with certainty when the current fiscal circumstances will have sufficiently improved.

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