Funds sent to Gaza: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

In relation to the £750,000 of aid given to Gaza:

  • Was this sum in the original budget for 2023-24?
  • If not, was the sum (or excess) taken from another planned spend or from another department?
  • What was the original planned spend per territory for 2023-24?


The answer to your request is that these funds were approved by the Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development and came from the Directorate for External Affairs (DEXA) 2023/24 budget.

There was no planned spend for any of the Occupied Palestinian Territories for 2023/24.

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