Government asked what steps they are taking to support low and middle-income countries in Africa; and what recent assessment they have made of the potential effect of reductions in the UK aid budget on support to those countries.

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Government asked what steps they are taking to support low and middle-income countries in Africa; and what recent assessment they have made of the potential effect of reductions in the UK aid budget on support to those countries.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (HL984):

Question by Lord Alton of Liverpool:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support low and middle-income countries in Africa; and what recent assessment they have made of the potential effect of reductions in the UK aid budget on support to those countries. (HL984)

Tabled on: 10 June 2021

Answer:
Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park:

Following a thorough review, the FCDO’s aid budget for countries in sub-Saharan Africa has been allocated in accordance with UK strategic priorities against a challenging financial climate of COVID. It focuses our investment and expertise on issues where the UK can make the most difference and achieve maximum strategic coherence, impact, and value for money. Impacts on women and girls, the most marginalised and vulnerable, people with disabilities and people from other protected groups were considered.

Date and time of answer: 24 Jun 2021 at 12:25.

Lord David Alton

For 18 years David Alton was a Member of the House of Commons and today he is an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the UK House of Lords.

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