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Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Departmental Coordination

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 138938, tabled on 27 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, in how many overseas posts do officials in his Department share offices with officials from the Department for International Development.

Answered on

8 May 2018

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department for International Development (DFID) share buildings in 48 locations in 44 countries. This includes places where DFID have a separate building but are on our compound.

The FCO runs the overseas estates platform for all of Government, including DFID. The DFID residential estate overseas has been consolidated with the FCO's. Work is now starting to consolidate further FCO and DFID offices in countries where it makes sense to do so.