Thursday 20 June 2019 / 8:29 AM Preet Gill

National Audit Office report on UK ODA spending shows government’s approach to aid budget is failing – Preet Gill

Responding to today’s National Audit Office report on UK ODA spending, Labour’s Shadow Minister for International Development, Preet Gill, said:

“It is clear that the government’s approach of spending huge chunks of the aid budget through departments other than DFID is failing.

“The government needs to urgently step up transparency across all departments to ensure every penny of our aid works towards eradicating poverty overseas.

“Rather than using it to plug gaps in other departmental budgets, Labour will put a freeze on the proportion of aid spent by departments other than DFID.”