To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2019 to Question 208842 on Home Office: Overseas Aid, what that money was spent on.
12 February 2019
Expenditure on Overseas Development Aid from 2015 to 2017 is as follows:
• 2015 £222m
• 2016 £376m
• 2017 £354m
The Home Office’s ODA spend is focused on the following three areas, which contribute to the delivery of the UK’s Aid Strategy:
• Support to asylum seekers and the resettlement of vulnerable people in the UK. This helps pay for food, shelter and training for up to 12 months.
• Work upstream in ODA countries to build capacity and capability to improve security, protect the vulnerable and tackle modern slavery.
• CSSF-funded activity to tackle organised immigration crime through the Organised Immigration Crime Taskforce, and to save lives at sea through the deployment of Border Force vessels in the Mediterranean.