Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 20th July 2021.

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Photo of Neil Hudson Neil Hudson Conservative, Penrith and The Border

What steps he is taking to ensure that tackling poverty and inequality throughout the world remains a priority for his Department.

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

Poverty reduction is at the core of the mission of the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. It is fundamental to all seven of our strategic priorities for development and ODA spending.

By bringing our development and diplomatic expertise together in the new FCDO, and coordinating all UK activity in country better, we are using the full resources of Her Majesty’s Government to tackle poverty and reduce inequality.

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