Overseas Aid

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 22nd March 2021.

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Photo of Lisa Nandy Lisa Nandy Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to reinstate the UKs commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on development by 2030.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The seismic impact of the pandemic on the UK economy has forced us to take tough but necessary decisions, including temporarily reducing our ODA from 0.7% to 0.5% of our national income. We will return to this level as soon as the fiscal situation allows.

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