13 January 2015

Frank Field (Birkenhead, Labour): To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make it her policy in decisions on funding overseas aid to consider its effect on reducing immigration to the UK.


Justine Greening (Secretary of State for International Development, Putney, Conservative): Countries experiencing instability or conflict are a key driver of migration worldwide and DFID remains on track to meet the UK’s target of spending 30% of the UK’s official development assistance in fragile and conflict-affected states in 2015.