Tuesday 23 June 2020 / 6:00 PM International Development / Preet Gill

Preet Kaur Gill comments on the findings from the Aid Transparency Index

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, commenting on the findings from the Aid Transparency Index, said:

“This new report provides further evidence that the Department for International Development is a world-leader in transparency and achieves genuine value for money for British taxpayers. It confirms that the Prime Minister’s decision to scrap the department is counterproductive, irresponsible and wrong.

“The Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s disastrous track record shows that consecutive Conservative Secretaries of State have consistently failed to learn from and adopt the same levels of transparency as DfID or pursue programmes with proven and accountable impact. This Whitehall restructure is a waste of money.

“Labour is committed to ensuring that public money is spent in the most effective way to achieve the greatest impact.”