Overseas Aid and Development

Part of The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, was asked – in the House of Commons on 10th September 2020.

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I very much welcome the Church’s work in this area. Does the Church share my view that the merger of the Foreign Office with the Department for International Development must not lead to the UK abandoning its commitment to the 0.7% target, and that every penny counted against that target should genuinely be spent on aid and development purposes?