Global Britain and the International Rules-based Order

Part of Brexit, Science and Innovation – in the House of Commons at 4:11 pm on 6th September 2018.

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Photo of Julia Lopez Julia Lopez Conservative, Hornchurch and Upminster 4:11 pm, 6th September 2018

Certainly. The problem with the debate on aid is that it is so often perceived as a DFID-bashing exercise, and that is not what I intend my comments to be. They are a statement that, actually, the Foreign Office needs to take a strong leadership role so that DFID money is not frittered away on projects that have no strategic value to what we are trying to achieve in the world.