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Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 64851, tabled on 25 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to assess whether reductions to Official Development Assistance (ODA) by his Department would threaten the security of (a) British assets overseas, and (b) individuals, groups and communities who are beneficiaries of the ODA spend by his Department.

Answered on

3 July 2020

No decisions have been taken on reducing the Ministry of Defence's share of the Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget. ODA represents a very small proportion of the Defence budget, and adjustments to the ODA budget would not pose a threat to UK or international security.