Official Development Assistance Budget

Part of Foreign and Commonwealth Office – in the House of Commons on 30th June 2020.

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Photo of Ruth Cadbury Ruth Cadbury Labour, Brentford and Isleworth

Those with long memories will remember the Pergau dam scandal of the 1990s, where the High Court found that the Government had unlawfully provided aid in exchange for a lucrative arms contract. That was one reason why the Labour Government made the Department for International Development a separate and independent Department from the Foreign Office. What steps will the Government be taking to ensure that we do not see a repeat of the Pergau dam scandal in the future?