Responding to reports that the Chancellor is set to scrap Foreign Aid, Liberal Democrat International Development spokesperson Wendy Chamberlain said:
“For too many vulnerable people in need around the world, UK foreign aid has made the difference between life and death.
“Despite previous assurances, the mask has now slipped and we can see the callous Tories for who they really are.
“By scrapping foreign aid, the Government is abandoning the world stage and turning a blind eye to the crippling poverty children face around the world.
“Now more than ever we need oversight and scrutiny by retaining the ICAI, the International Development Committee and a Development Minister in Cabinet."