International Development Bill

The International Development (Official Development Assistance target) Bill

STimms.jpgThe International Development Bill has passed and heads to committee stage, Stephen Timms MP comments that,

"The commitment to meet the UN target that international aid spending should be at least 0.7% of GDP was made by the last Government.  It has been delivered by the current Coalition.  There is no doubt in my mind that the achievement of a cross party consensus on this issue, and the success of this Bill at second reading today, is largely due to effective campaigning on the part of the Churches."

Further information can be found at http://www.turnupsavelives.org.uk/why-legislate

 
A transcript of this debate can be found at http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/commons/todays-commons-debates/read/unknown/12/
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