Campaign to get 0.7 per cent aid commitment enshrined by law clears major hurdle | ActionAid UK

Campaign to get 0.7 per cent aid commitment enshrined by law clears major hurdle

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Today MP's voted through a private members bill in support of making the 0.7 per cent aid target legally binding on future governments.

ActionAid Head of Advocacy Barry Johnston said: “All parties should today be commended for taking an important step to enshrine the 0.7 aid spending target in law. They must now continue to work together until the legislation has finally been passed.

“By guaranteeing our aid budget, the UK will ensure it is a key voice in the fight against poverty and can play a central role in improving the lives of millions of people around the world.”

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