The debate on 30 June will focus on the Government's reduction in aid spending in 2021, and funding to the British Council. Many of the Council's programmes have been affected by the pandemic, with a reduction in income. This paper covers UK Government spending on aid and funding to the British Council in 2021, together with relevant parliamentary and press material.
This briefing summarises 2021-22’s Main Estimates, the way in which Parliament approves the Government’s spending plans for the year.
Votes to approve the Supplementary Estimates for 2020/21 have been scheduled for 10 March 2011. These will cover the Government's revised spending plans for this year.
The merger between DFID and the FCO and the implications for expenditure of Official Development Assistance (ODA) across government
On Thursday 9 July there will be an Estimates Day debate in the House of Commons Chamber on “The merger between DFID and the FCO and the implications for expenditure of Official Development Assistance (ODA) across government.” The debate will be led by Sarah Champion and Tom Tugendhat, the respective chairs of the International Development Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Details of the Supplementary Estimates for 2019/20, the Government's revised set of spending plans for each department, which will go before Parliament for approval on 2 March 2020.