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Overseas Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 179337, tabled on 12 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has advised charities and private sector suppliers in receipt of UK aid that they should not share information publicly on proposed reductions to that aid; and what his Department's policy is on the allocation of UK aid funding to charities and private sector suppliers in the event that those potential recipients have shared information publicly on proposed reductions to that aid.

Answered on

15 April 2021

Final decisions about reductions to Official Development Assistance have not yet been made. Delivery partners are free to raise concerns about potential reductions without fear that this will prejudice their standing with FCDO. Delivery partners will continue to be chosen on the basis of who is best able to deliver UK aid programmes, including through the fair and transparent procurement process set out in the Public Procurement Regulations.

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