Skip to main content

UK Membership of EU: Referendums

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 29176, tabled on 1 March 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on the UK's international development capabilities of the UK leaving the EU.

Answered on

8 March 2016

At the February European Council, the Government negotiated a new settlement, giving the United Kingdom a special status in a reformed European Union. The Government's position, as set out by the Prime Minister to the House on 22 February, is that the UK will be stronger, safer and better off remaining in a reformed EU.