Tuesday 16 June 2020 / 4:24 PM International Development / Preet Gill

Preet Kaur Gill reacts to news the Foreign Office will take over Department for International Development

Preet Kaur Gill MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Foreign Office will take over the Department for International Development, said:

“Getting rid of an independent DfID in the middle of a global pandemic is irresponsible, counter-productive and wrong.

“DfID is a world leader in providing life-changing and life-saving support to millions of people around the world. It is consistently rated as the most effective, transparent departments at delivering real value for money for British taxpayers.

“This takeover of the Department for International Development by the Foreign Office is a mistake by a Prime Minister who wants to deflect attention away from his failings in the handling of the coronavirus pandemic.”