Thursday 16 July 2020 / 10:30 PM International Development / Preet Gill

Preet Gill on FCO/DFID merger report

Preet Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow International Development Secretary, responding to the International Development Committee Report Effectiveness of UK aid: potential impact of FCO/DFID merger, said

“This report provides yet more damning evidence that the Prime Minister’s decision to axe the Department for International Development was done on a whim.

“It was taken with no consultation, no evidence and no plan, but it is not too late for him to change his mind.

“Labour recognises the importance of development and is committed to supporting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.”