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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Overseas Aid

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 58812, tabled on 11 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last met with the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance spending.

Answered on

16 June 2020

The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has not met bilaterally with the Secretary of State for International Development to discuss Official Development Assistance (ODA) spending. ODA is discussed at the National Security Council. Officials are in regular contact on this matter.

Lord Goldsmith is the responsible Minister for Defra’s ODA spending. As joint Minister for Defra, DFID and FCO, Lord Goldsmith meets regularly with the Secretary of State for International Development and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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