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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Australia and Canada

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 67678, tabled on 1 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what conversations he has had with his (a) Australian and (b) Canadian counterparts on the merger the of the Department for International Development with his Department.

Answered on

9 July 2020

We will learn from the examples of Australia and Canada, who run generous and respected development programmes from their foreign ministries. There are lessons we can draw from the experiences of other countries, but ultimately we will do this in a way that works best for the UK.