Thursday 8 April 2021 / 2:39 PM International Development / Preet Gill

Preet Kaur Gill comments on Government’s publication of the UK’s Aid Spend for 2020

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, commenting on the Government’s publication of the UK’s Aid Spend for 2020, said:

“In the middle of a global pandemic, this callous Conservative government chose to slash hundreds of millions of pounds of life saving humanitarian assistance.

“As the only G7 nation to cut aid, this is a retreat from our moral duty and people will lose their lives as a result.

“Parliament has made clear that it does not support cutting support for the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world and the Prime Minister must reverse his decision or put it to a vote at the earliest opportunity.”