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Overseas Aid

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 52011, tabled on 1 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether (a) she or (b) the Home Secretary will have final sign off on spending proposed by the Home Office Director of Official Development Assistance.

Answered on

4 June 2020

Official Development Assistance is subject to the same rules as all public expenditure. In line with HMT’s Managing Public Money guidance, the Home Secretary and her accounting officer hold financial responsibility and accountability to Parliament and UK taxpayers for their ODA spend.

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