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Overseas Aid: Family Planning and Genito-urinary Medicine

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL13435, tabled on 22 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the reduction in Official Development Assistance spending will affect funding for (1) family planning, or (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights; and if so, how.

Answered on

8 March 2021

The UK is proud to defend comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning; these are fundamental to the empowerment of girls and women.

The Foreign Secretary has completed the cross-government review of how Official Development Assistance (ODA) will be allocated against the government's priorities for 2021. The aim is to ensure UK ODA is focused on strategic priorities, where it will have the maximum impact, enable greater coherence and deliver the most value for money. Officials are now working through the implications of these allocations. No decisions on individual sectoral budgets have been taken yet by Ministers.