Department for International Development: Brexit:Written question - 203887

Q
Asked by Esther McVey
(Tatton)
Asked on: 19 December 2018
Department for International Development
Department for International Development: Brexit
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to her Department for financial year 2018-19 for planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and how much of that funding has been spent.
A
Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 09 January 2019

HM Treasury has already allocated over £4.2 billion of additional funding to departments and the devolved administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This includes the £1.5 billion of additional funding HM Treasury announced at Autumn Budget 2017 for 2018/19. A full breakdown of how this was allocated to departments can be found in the Chief Secretary’s Written Ministerial Statement, HCWS540, laid on the 13th March (https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2018-03-13/HCWS540/). This money will be paid out in Supplementary Estimates 18/19 later this financial year. No specific funding was allocated to DFID for 2018-19 at the Spring Statement 2018.

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